Whittaker, a 43-year old solicitor, succeeds Michael Blair QC who is retiring. As General Counsel, Whittaker will report to FSA Chairman Howard Davies and will advise the FSA Board on the exercise of its functions.
Davies said: ‘I am delighted that Andrew Whittaker will be taking over as General Counsel. As Deputy General Counsel for the last two years he has led the FSA’s work on the Financial Services and Markets Bill which will provide the legal framework for the FSA’s future work.
‘His wide-ranging experience will be invaluable in building the new single regulatory regime that will come fully into effect on implementation of the Bill.’
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