FCA appoints interim CEO

Christopher Woolard

HM Treasury, following advice of the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has appointed Christopher Woolard as interim chief executive.

Woolard will take on the chief executive role following Andrew Bailey’s departure to become governor of the Bank of England. 

Woolard is currently the FCA’s executive director of strategy and competition and an executive member of the FCA’s Board.

Charles Randell, the FCA’s chair, said: “I’m looking forward to working with Chris in his

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