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Gill. Gill leads the development of the investment platform and crowdfunding research and rating work-streams at Defaqto, the financial research and data company. In addition Gill and the Insight team work on creating best advice panels for a range of adviser firms and networks.
Previously Gill worked at ValidPath, a network for accountancy-based IFA firms, and was Managing Director of IFA Centre, the only membership association focussed exclusively on representing and supporting Independent adviser firms. Gill has worked in financial services since 1987, first at Guardian Royal Exchange before studying for an MBA at Nottingham University. She then trained as an IFA, before establishing her own fee-based financial planning practice Professional Partnerships in 1998, which she sold in 2007.
The first woman to win Money Management’s Financial Planner of the Year, and Professional Adviser’s Personality of the Year in 2013, Gill is Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Financial Planner. She represented IFA firms on the FSA Smaller Businesses Practitioner Panel 2004-2009, has appeared regularly in financial and consumer publications and programmes, has judged and presented IFA awards, and engaged in UK and EU regulatory consultative groups, most recently as a member of the Financial Advice Market Review expert panel.