Chris Pond

Chair Lending Standards Board

Chris is Chair of the Lending Standards Board, The Money Charity and the Equity Release Council Standards Board, and Vice-Chair of the Financial Inclusion Commission. He is also an Independent Director of the Current Account Switch Service. Chris was previously Director of Financial Capability at the FSA, Member of Parliament and Work and Pensions Minister. He has been CEO of two national charities and Chair or Trustee of many others, most recently the Caxton Foundation, GambleAware and the Family and Childcare Trust.

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