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Sue Langley to lead the Financial Services Investment Organisation

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UK Trade & Investment has appointed Sue Langley as head of its newly created Financial Services Investment Organisation

UK Trade & Investment has appointed Sue Langley, formerly an executive director of Lloyd’s of London and Hiscox, as head of its newly created Financial Services Investment Organisation.

The Financial Services Investment Organisation will attract high value investment into the UK’s financial services sector. It will take strategic direction from the Treasury-led Financial Services Trade and Investment Board and will work closely with industry bodies.

Sue brings a wealth of experience of working in the financial sector and has been appointed to increase high value foreign direct investment to strengthen the UK’s reputation as the world’s leading financial centre.

Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green said:

The UK financial services sector represents tax receipts worth £63 billion, and inward investment is a key driver of jobs and growth. Sue Langley’s appointment will drive investment and strengthen our relationships both at home and abroad.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Sajid Javid MP said:

I am delighted that Sue Langley has agreed to lead the Financial Services Investment Organisation. Her leadership and experience make Sue the right person to deliver a step change in our promotion of the UK’s world class financial sector to inward investors.

Our expertise in financial services is already recognised by many of our international partners, but we can do more to build upon this success, and in so doing help to sustain our economic recovery and ensure we compete in the global race.

The new CEO of the Financial Services Investment Organisation Sue Langley said:

The financial services sector has been my passion for many years; I understand the challenges of the task ahead and relish the opportunity to make a difference in such an important sector for the UK economy. I will be collaborating with industry bodies to promote why the UK continues to be the location of choice for the financial services sector.

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