SimplyBiz appoints Alexander McGregor to newly created Head of Policy role
We're delighted to announce that Alexander McGregor (Sandy) has been promoted to the role of Head of Policy, in which he'll be driving our approach to regulatory policy support and guidance for the firms using the services of Compliance First, SIFA, Signature Support, SimplyBiz Mortgages, Consumer Credit Centre, and SimplyBiz itself.
Those of you who've worked with Sandy during his eight years at SimplyBiz will be aware of the huge amount of knowledge and experience with both regulatory policy, and the day-to-day compliance responsibilities of firms held by Sandy, and I'm sure you'll join us on congratulating him on his new role!
Alexander’s promotion to this newly created role is effective immediately and will see him drive SimplyBiz’s approach to regulatory policy support and guidance to over 3,000 firms which make up the membership of the group.
Alexander said: “The demands upon advisers to not only keep up with constantly changing regulation, but also understand what it means for them in practical terms and introduce new ways of working to remain compliant, can be significant.
“Advisers constantly tell us that their time is most valuably spent with their clients, and in my new role of Head of Policy for SimplyBiz I look forward to supporting advisers as they navigate the sometimes complex path of regulatory policy while delivering guidance in plain English, providing reassurance at every step, and giving them back time to spend with their clients.
“SimplyBiz is the leading provider of business and regulatory support to financial advisers in the UK, and I’m delighted to take on the role of head of policy and look forward to working with our membership to help them to continue to deliver the very best outcomes to consumers.”
Paul Bruns, Director of Consultancy Services at SimplyBiz, added: “Alexander has played a pivotal role in the delivery of support on key areas to advisers – including our recent Consumer Duty programme – and I’m delighted to see him take on the role of head of policy at SimplyBiz.
“Over the past decade, Alexander has worked closely with both regulatory bodies and adviser firms and has a huge amount of experience of the impact of regulation on businesses in real terms.
“His promotion will strengthen an already exceptional team and is really positive news for both the business and the advisers who use our services.”