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Gillian Guy

Chief Executive, Citizens Advice

Gillian Guy became Chief Executive (CEO) of the independent charity Citizens Advice, the body that leads, supports and promotes Citizens Advice Bureaux across England and Wales, in July 2010. She is the lead member of the Executive management team, who are together responsible for the day-to-day leadership and running of the organisation.

Gillian joined from Victim Support, where she was CEO and led a major programme of change and development. She was also instrumental in developing new and improved services for victims.

Previously Gillian trained as a lawyer and spent 11 years as CEO of the London Borough of Ealing. She is also a non-judicial member of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales.

The Government Must Make Financial Services Work for Vulnerable People

In 2009/10 the Family Resources Survey found that 7% of adults in the UK didn't have a bank account. Almost one fifth of people over 65 with a bank account use someone else to access their day-to-day spending money, and a quarter find it difficult to get to a bank branch.
27/02/2012 23:08 GMT