The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) has appointed Sarah Thwaites as its new director of skills development.
Thwaites, who is currently manager, industry training at the Financial Services Authority (FSA), will take up her new role in August. The FSSC said the newly created position follows publication of Lord Leitch’s Skills Review which emphasised the need for employers to be the driving force for change in the UK’s skills agenda.
Thwaites was responsible for the development and implementation of the FSA’s training and competence requirements. She was also responsible for training the industry on the FSA’s rules through workshops, conferences and distance learning materials.