Former UK Financial Reporting Council chief
executive Paul Boyle has been appointed as a board member of the UK
Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC).

The FSSC is an employer-led sector skills
council for finance, accounting and financial services and aims to
help UK businesses achieve global competitiveness through
investment in skills.

The FSSC sets performance standards for the
entire financial sector, including accountancy.

Another prominent accounting figure on the new
FSSC board is KPMG UK vice chairman Brendan Nelson.

The board will be chaired by Trevor Matthews,
chief executive of Friends Provident and immediate past president
of the Chartered Insurance Institute.   

Matthews takes over from Roy Leighton.

A panel of UK ministers recently awarded a
renewed licence to the FSSC and endorsed its new strategy.