The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) has appointed Liz Field to the permanent position of chief executive officer (CEO), after it was required to recruit for a permanent CEO following the renewal of its licence in March.
Field joined the FSSC as interim chief executive in October last year and has played a key role in developing and finalising the FSSC’s new strategy, restructuring the organisation and leading it to its successful relicensing by the UK government. She is currently working with the rest of her team to deliver an improved sector skills council, instigating the changes that are necessary to meet its objectives.
Prior to her role at the FSSC, Field was CEO of the FSSC’s predecessor organisations, latterly the National Training Organisation, before becoming head of organisational development at Gerrard as part of the turnaround team, which led to the incorporation of the business into Barclays Wealth. More recently, she has run her own consultancy business helping a range of firms within the financial services and other sectors including IT and telecoms to implement change programmes, and coaching senior executives. Throughout this time, she has continued to work within the qualifications arena with other skills-focused organisations.
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