Leigh Berkley, President of the Credit Services Association (CSA), has been elected to the Board and appointed Vice President of the Federation of European National Collection Associations (FENCA), an umbrella body that serves to promote and develop European best practice, standards and legislation within the European debt collection industry.
This strategic re-positioning at the top of the CSA sees Leigh taking over the role from the CSA’s Chief Executive, Peter Wallwork, who has stepped down to focus on the growing number of member initiatives the CSA continues to deliver in the UK. It will ensure the CSA stays centre stage in Europe, and allow Leigh to continue his close engagement on European matters when his Presidency of the CSA concludes at the end of February 2017. Berkley will be working closely with the new FENCA President, Erwin Falkner, to drive the interests of the Associations’ members at the highest level.
Berkley said “My main role will be to progress Codes of Conduct for GDPR – the EU data protection regulation – and also the pan-European Code for collections. The principal purpose will be to promote common standards and hopefully forestall the EU Commission bringing forward regulation that is the detriment of our members.”