Chris Pond is Chair of the Financial Inclusion Commission and the Lending Standards Board. He is also an independent director with CASS, part of Pay.UK, and chairs a Standards Board on Equity Release. He is a trustee of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute and a member of the Treasury FinTech Development Panel.
Chris was previously Director of Financial Capability at the Financial Services Authority. He has been CEO of two national charities and chair or trustee of many others, including most recently The Money Charity and was an MP between 1997 and 2005, serving as a Work and Pensions Minister and as ministerial aide in the Treasury.