FSC appoints new Director of Policy

The Financial Services Council (FSC) has appointed a former ANZ Wealth executive as its new Director of Policy.

The industry body announced today it had appointed Allan Hansell to the role succeeding Andrew Bragg.

Hansell has spent the last six years as Senior Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs with ANZ Wealth in Sydney, prior to which he held a similar role at ING Australia, which was a joint venture between ING Group and ANZ.

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Confirming the appointment, FSC chief executive, Sally Loane said Hansell comes to the FSC with more than 25 years in politics and policy, in roles in government, industry organisations and the private sector having been national government relations manager with the Insurance Council of Australia from 2001-2007 and having also worked as a senior adviser to Ministers in the NSW and Victorian governments before moving to the private sector in 2001.

"We are delighted to have Allan joining us. With more than a quarter of a century of experience across Government and the wealth management industry including policy development, media relations and deep stakeholder engagement, he has the credentials to take us forward into a very busy year for financial services," Loane said.

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