Former FCA advice director Linda Woodall dies

Hannah Godfrey writes...

Former Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) advice director Linda Woodall died in September after leaving the regulator at the end of 2017.

Woodall (pictured) joined the then-Financial Services Authority (FSA) in 2001, and remained at the watchdog until December 2017, when she retired from financial regulation.

During her time at the FSA and FCA, Woodall worked in a variety of disciplines across the organisations, before being appointed a director in 2014. After leading the regulator, Woodall went on to join Aegon’s independent governance committee in May 2018.

FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey said: “I was deeply saddened by the news of Linda. She was such a good colleague, someone who was deeply committed to her work and the organisation.

“She did many things for the FSA and FCA – most recently her work on ageing and financial conduct, which was path-breaking. She was hugely enthusiastic about such an important topic and I have met many people from CEOs to consumers who volunteered to me that they had sought Linda out to get the benefit of her thoughts and advice. Our condolences are with Linda’s family.”