The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed new members to its Consumer Panel. Erik Porter, Jonathan Hewitt and Julia Mundy begin three-year terms as members of the independent Financial Services Consumer Panel.

Hewitt has wide-ranging experience gained over 25 years in retail investments and banking, in a variety of roles across marketing, business development, strategy, and technology. Mundy  is an academic with a background in financial services. Her academic work has covered a broad range of topics with a focus on governance, risk, and accountability. Porter is a consumer-focused financial services professional with over 20 years’ international experience across banking, consulting and the charity sector.

The new members have been appointed following the departures of Faith Reynolds, Jeff Salway and Teresa Fritz who left the Panel at the end of August 2019.

Panel Chair, Wanda Goldwag, said “I am very pleased to welcome the new members to the Panel. The ever-increasing number of issues requiring the Panel’s input is challenging and the consumer landscape of other organisations who can comment on FCA consultations is still thinly resourced.”

“It is essential that the voice of the consumer is heard loud and clear in every aspect of the FCA’s work. I am therefore delighted we have been able to appoint three new members of such a high calibre who can help us address these issues.”