- Name: David Hawkes
- Position: National Money Advice Co-ordinator at AdviceUK
- Department: Trustee
David has been National Money Advice Co-ordinator at AdviceUK since January 2009.
He has worked in the advice sector since 1992, initially for the CAB Service in London and then for eight years as the Manager of Gloucestershire Money Advice Service.
In his current role David has responsibility for AdviceUK’s money advice policy and strategy, as well as providing support to the 800+ members of the largest network of independent advice centres in the UK.
David has been a Co-Chair of the Money Advice Association and a Vice Chair (Advice) of the Money Advice Liaison Group. He was also the first Chair of the Institute of Money Advisers. David has been a member of the Editorial Committee of Quarterly Account since 2001.
He also represents AdviceUK on a variety of bodies including the Money Advice Liaison Group and the Debt Resolution Forum Complaints Panel.
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