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Steering Group members

Debt Advice Steering Group

Coordinating work to support people in financial difficulties is the responsibility of the Debt Advice Steering Group (DASG), chaired by the Money Advice Service and drawing its membership from the senior staff of the major advice sector and creditor organisations from across the UK.

The DASG has established increased engagement with debt advice as its current priority in light of the extremely low proportion of over-indebted people that seek such support.

The DASG will initially comprise the following named members:

  • Andy Briscoe (Chair) - Money Advice Service - Chairman
  • Richard Dennis - Accountant in Bankruptcy - Chief Executive
  • Bob Stronge - Advice NI - Chief Executive
  • Steve Johnson - Advice UK - Chief Executive
  • Catherine McGrath - Barclays - Managing Director, Transactions, Insurance and Mass Market
  • Eric Leenders - BBA - Executive Director, Retail Banking
  • Gillian Guy - Citizens Advice England & Wales - Chief Executive
  • Pol Callaghan - Citizens Advice Northern Ireland - Executive Director
  • Margaret Lynch - Citizens Advice Scotland _ - Chief Executive
  • Lawrence Slade - Energy UK - Interim Chief Executive
  • Fiona Hoyle - Finance and Leasing Association - Head of Consumer Finance
  • Mark Thundercliffe - HSBC - Head of Recoveries
  • Stephen Noakes - Lloyds Banking Group - Managing Director Retail Customer Products
  • Robert Skinner - Money Advice Service - Non-Executive Director
  • Joanna Elson - Money Advice Trust - Chief Executive
  • Chris Rhodes - Nationwide- Executive Director Group Retail
  • Ray Scott - RBS - Head of Customer and Conduct
  • Sue Willis - Santander - Managing Director
  • Mike O’Connor - StepChange Debt Charity - Chief Executive
  • Graham Fisher - Toynbee Hall - Chief Executive
  • Rob Wesley - Water UK - Head of Policy