AJ Bell hires Fiona Fry, ex-FSA head of investigations

Fiona Fry

AJ Bell, the Salford investment platform giant, announced that Fiona Fry has been appointed to its board of directors as an independent non-executive director with effect from December 7, 2023.  

Subject to regulatory approval, FRY will assume the role of chair of the firm’s risk and compliance committee, succeeding Simon Turner who has completed nine years’ service on the board.

Fiona, a chartered accountant and highly experienced risk professional, spent the majority of her career at KPMG where, as a partner, she focused on financial services regulation,” said AJ Bell.

“Fiona sat on the UK board of KPMG for six years. She was previously head of investigations at the Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority).  

“Fiona is currently a non-executive director and chair of the risk committee at Aviva Insurance Limited.”

AJ Bell chair Fiona Clutterbuck said: “I am very pleased to welcome Fiona to the AJ Bell board and look forward to working with her.

“Her wealth of financial services and regulatory experience will be invaluable to the Board as we continue to focus on our strategic priorities.”

Fry said“I’m delighted to be joining the board of AJ Bell, a leading investment platform with a reputation for innovation and delivering value for investors and advisors.

“The company’s dual-channel model provides a strong basis for achieving its strategic ambitions.

“I look forward to working with Fiona and the rest of the board and executive team to continue to deliver on AJ Bell’s growth strategy.”