The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and purchase industries, has appointed Angela McClean as its new General Counsel.
An experienced financial services in-house solicitor, Angela will work closely with the head office team, and members of the CSA, to offer legal input into membership guidance and regulation and consultation responses. She will also provide corporate and other legal advice in relation to matters that impact the Association.
Angela has spent the majority of her career working for some of the UK’s leading insurance and financial services companies including Aviva, the Automobile Association, and Royal & Sun Alliance. Most recently she headed the legal department for Homeloan Management Limited, an outsourced mortgage servicing subsidiary of Computershare (an Australian owned financial administration company).
CSA Chief Executive Peter Wallwork says that Angela’s appointment reflects a growing need within the Association for best-in-class specialist support: “In representing a multi-billion-pound industry, and operating within a new and evolving regulatory regime, it is important that the CSA has experienced professionals who can provide best advice to our headquarters team,” he said.
Having worked for large corporates throughout her career, Angela sees working for a trade body as an exciting opportunity: “Working within an industry that is adjusting to a new regulatory environment is a challenge,” she admits, “but the chance of working with a small, hardworking team where your contribution can make a real difference was an opportunity that was too good to miss.”
Angela will be based in the Association’s headquarters in Newcastle.