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Apfa appoints senior policy adviser

Apfa appoints senior policy adviser

The Association of Professional Advisers has appointed Caroline Escott as a senior policy adviser, as it continues expanding its team.

Chris Hannant, director general of Apfa, said Ms Ecott’s arrival will help continue to work towards a policy environment which supports financial advisers in providing the service their clients need, “and makes sure professional financial advice is accessible and affordable”.

Ms Escott previously led communications firm Hume Brophy’s UK financial services policy and public affairs work for trade association clients.

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Prior to this, Ms Escott was head of government relations for the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, where she was in charge of the organisation’s policy and political relations work, delivering senior-level advice to its financial adviser, pension fund, asset management and banking members.

Ms Escott added: “I look forward to working with the team to ensure that the adviser voice continues to be well-represented with policymakers at all levels.”

Her arrival follows the recent appointment of James Leigh, who joined the team as policy and administration assistant, having previously interned in the Westminster office of Chloe Smith MP, former economic secretary to the Treasury.

peter.walker@ft.com