Mick McAteer is co-founder and co-Director of The Financial Inclusion Centre. He is a consumer advocate with long experience of representing consumers at UK and EU level, and highest level regulatory experience.
He is Chair of the European Commission’s Financial Services User Group (FSUG), member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Financial Innovation Working Group, a board member of the CARITAS (Westminster) Advisory Board, a board member of ShareAction (the movement for Responsible Investment), a board member of charity Z2K, and member of the Registry Trust Consumer Panel.
He was a board member of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)/ Financial Services Authority (FSA) for six years until the start of 2016. He was Chair of the FCA’s External Risk and Strategy Committee, and was on the FCA’s Oversight Committee and Audit Committee.
Previously, Mick was Principal Policy Adviser at Which? (the largest consumer group in Europe, formerly known as Consumers’ Association). He was with Which? for 13 years and formulated the organisation’s policy on financial services. He led the work on exposing major scandals such as pensions, mortgage endowment and PPI misselling, and work on reform of pensions, insurance and banking industries. Prior to this, he worked for five years for two major fund management firms in London.
He has also held a number of other senior board and committee positions. He was a board member of the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Professional Oversight Board, and a non-executive director of The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS).
At EU level, he was previously Chairman of the European Commission’s Financial Users Panel (FINUSE) and member of the Consultative Panels of the Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pension Supervisors (CEIOPS), Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) and Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS).
He was one of the founders of Hackney Credit Union where he served on the board from 2005-2007, and is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE).
Mick can be contacted on email@example.com