The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) has announced the appointment to its Board of a new non-executive director, Alex Heath.
Joining the MaPS Board from 1 March 2021, Alex brings with him a wealth of experience from the digital sector, including most recently as founder of CrowdRating, a screening service for equity crowdfunding investors. Alex is also Chairman of Artfinder, and Chairman designate of Fairer Finance, an independent provider of product and customer experience ratings on consumer finance and insurance products.
Alex joins the MaPS Board which includes Sir Hector Sants, Chair; Ann Harris OBE, CBFA; Elaine Kempson CBE; Tim Jones CBE; and Moray McDonald.
Sir Hector Sants, Chair of MaPS, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Alex to the MaPS Board. MaPS, with its stakeholders and partners throughout the UK, is increasingly challenging itself to find new ways to use digital channels to improve people’s financial wellbeing. Alex’s experience of digital innovation will be an invaluable addition to our Board.”
Alex Heath says:
“I am a passionate believer in helping people to make the most of their life chances, and key enablers for this are gaining a good financial education at an early age and having access to timely and good financial guidance and advice. I believe that the MaPS Strategy for Financial Wellbeing addresses these areas with clear and achievable goals and I am delighted to have been asked to assist MaPS in achieving them.”
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Alex is a digital pioneer, having spent his early career building the UK’s first cable communications network with Virgin Media and its first online investment portal as CEO of interactive investor. In recent years he has founded CrowdRating, a screening service for equity crowdfunding investors, and is Chairman designate of Fairer Finance, the independent provider of product and customer experience ratings on consumer finance and insurance products. He is also Chairman of Artfinder, the UK’s leading on-line marketplace for affordable art.
Alex was educated at St Andrews University and UC Berkeley, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Alex is married with two teenage children and lives in Somerset.
About the Money and Pensions Service
The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) is here to ensure every person feels more in control of their finances throughout their lives: from pocket money to pensions. When they are, communities are healthier, businesses are more prosperous, the economy benefits and individuals feel better off. MaPS delivers free and impartial money and pensions guidance to the public through the Money Advice Service, The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise.
MaPS is working to make sure the whole of the UK understands that financial, physical and mental health are all deeply connected. MaPS’ role is to connect organisations with the shared purpose of achieving the five goals set out in the UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing.
MaPS supports innovation so that everyone can use the most effective methods to help people feel more in control of their money, targeted to those most in need and inclusive of people from all backgrounds. MaPS is an arm’s-length body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).