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National Debtline parent charity appoints four new Trustees 

The charity behind National Debtline – now one of the UK’s biggest debt advice providers – has announced the appointment of four new Trustees.

Posted September 4, 2023

The charity behind National Debtline – now one of the UK’s biggest debt advice providers – has announced the appointment of four new Trustees.  The Money Advice Trust is bringing in additional skills to its Board to support the next phase of the charity’s development. 

Adam Khan, Alexandra Meagher and Zitah McMillan have joined the Board of the Money Advice Trust with immediate affect, with Mark Allison set to join in January.   

Mark Allison is a policy and strategy specialist and former Leader of the London Borough of Merton, with more than 30 years’ combined experience as a Councillor, Cabinet Member, community leader and campaigner. 

Adam Khan has more than 20 years of tech experience at Google and Microsoft focusing on strategy, channels, sales, product and marketing.  He is currently the Google Cloud UK Ecosystem Lead for Retail, CPG & Travel. 

Alexandra Meagher is Group Head of Regulation at Octopus Energy Group, the UK’s second biggest energy supplier, and has more than a decade’s experience in regulatory policy and strategy at the Cabinet Office, Bulb and Freshfields.  

Zitah McMillan is CEO and Co-Founder of fin-tech start-up Predictive Black and has more than a decade’s experience in financial services, including as Director of Communications and International at the Financial Conduct Authority. 

The charity’s new Trustee appointments follow the appointment of Christine Farnish CBE as Chair in July, and coincide with the commencement of recruitment for a new permanent Chief Executive.   

Christine Farnish CBE, Chair of the Money Advice Trust, said: 

“I am pleased to welcome Mark, Adam, Alexandra and Zitah, who all bring new skills and expertise to our strong Board of Trustees as we enter a new period of expansion and growth.  Our four new Trustees bring extensive experience across technology, policy, marketing and strategy which will be invaluable as we grow our work for people in financial difficulty. 

“Our National Debtline and Business Debtline advisers are on the frontline of the UK’s cost of living crisis, and the free, independent advice we provide has never been more important.   

“Joanna Elson announced her departure for a new role earlier this summer, after 17 successful years at the Trust, and we have started recruitment for our new CEO. National Debtline and Business Debtline services have never been more badly needed – and Joanna’s successor will lead the exciting next stage of our development so we can help even more people struggling with problem debt.” 

For more information about the Money Advice Trust’s search for a Chief Executive see - applications are open until Sunday 1st October 2023. 

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