Following the completion of its executive search process, the Financial Services Council (FSC) board has appointed Blake Briggs as chief executive.
Briggs had been acting CEO for the past three months and had worked at the FSC for eight years in total as its deputy CEO and as senior policy manager for superannuation.
Briggs was also previously head of government and industry affairs for wealth at Westpac.
FSC chairman, David Bryant, president, Pacific region and CEO of Mercer Australia, congratulated Briggs on his appointment.
“The FSC board welcomes Blake to his new position. Blake has proven he is a strong leader for the FSC who has a commitment to the organisation’s mission of delivering a financially secure future for all Australians.
“Under Blake’s policy leadership, the FSC has been an advocate for reforms that will deliver a more competitive, efficient, and growing financial services sector that delivers high-quality products to Australian consumers.”
FSC co-chair, Jen Driscoll, CEO of AllianceBernstein Australia, added: “The FSC is a leading voice for the funds management, life insurance, financial advice, and superannuation sectors and under Blake’s stewardship we look forward to the FSC continuing to be a strong advocate for the industry.”