The Credit Services Association (CSA), the trade association for the debt collection industry, has announced that it has appointed Jane Peacock to act as an Independent Non-Executive Director on its board. She will specialise in Further Education and Apprenticeships.

Peacock has over 30 years’ experience in the education sector. Her most recent role was within the Department for Education’s Education and Skills Funding Agency specialising in development, regulation and oversight of the Further Education sector.

Peacock said that she sees this an ideal time to be joining the CSA. “The CSA’s L&D department has grown significantly over the last year, offering new opportunities for professional certification and pathways, and I am looking forward to contributing to the next phase in the maturing and growth of the skills offered to the credit services sector.”

Tom Chandos, Senior Independent Director of the CSA, said “We’re delighted that Jane is able to bring her significant experience and knowledge to the CSA Board – and especially pleased that her practical understanding of learning and skills policy in recent years will help enhance the services we can offer to our member firms.”

“As well as representing our sector to key policymakers, the CSA seeks to promote excellence and integrity in standards across the industry, so Jane’s familiarity with best practice in further education will be a real asset.”