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Stephen Haddrill appointed new director general of Finance & Leasing Association

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Following Stephen Sklaroff’s departure from his role as director general of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), the chairman and board have announced earlier today that Stephen Haddrill is to be appointed the new director general.

Commencing his role in early December, Haddrill has held numerous senior industry positions, such as chief executive officer of the Financial Reporting Council from 2009-2019, and director general of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) from 2005-2009. Furthermore, from 2007-2011 he held the position of chairman of the Institute of Employment Studies.

Richard Jones, chairman of the FLA and managing director of Motor Finance & Leasing at Lloyds Banking Group, commented: “Stephen has worked at the very highest level across a number of different industries.

“His breadth of experience is exceptional, and I look forward to working with him as he leads the FLA on its next chapter, supporting its members by progressing and championing the long-term prosperity of our markets and the customers that we serve.”

Stephen Haddrill added: “I am delighted to be joining the FLA and to have the chance to play a leading role in helping a key sector to underpin business investment and meet the expectations of retail customers in a fast moving economic and technological environment.”

Fiona Hoyle, head of consumer and mortgage finance at the FLA, will continue as interim director general until Haddrill takes up his new post on 1 December.