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Gwyn Burr appointed to the board

6 October 2011

The Financial Ombudsman Service today announces the appointment of Gwyn Burr to its non-executive board of directors - with effect from 19 October 2011.

The appointment has been made by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 - and follows a recruitment exercise over the summer including advertising in the press.

The board of the Financial Ombudsman Service has strategic responsibility for running the ombudsman service - ensuring the organisation is properly resourced and able to carry out its work effectively, impartially and independently.

Gwyn Burr is a member of the operating board at J Sainsbury plc where she is the customer service and colleague director. This includes responsibility for human resources (HR), customer service, corporate responsibility and corporate communications, as well as key sponsorship schemes including the Paralympic Games programme. She is also a non-executive director of Sainsbury's Finance.

Gwyn has over 25 years' business experience, including five with Nestle Rowntree and over 13 with ASDA/WalMart where she held various board-level positions. Before joining Sainsbury's, Gwyn founded her own marketing consultancy. She is currently chair of Business in the Community's cause-related marketing leadership-team.

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