Nick Pearson

Nick Pearson

Nick is the Chief Executive Office of The Debt Counsellors and was appointed to set up the charity in March 2014

Nick was Director of External Affairs at Paymex Group, best known for its Baines and Ernst Debt Management brand, a post he held from October 2008 until November 2013.

From 1997 to 2008 he was the National Debt Advice Coordinator at the charity AdviceUK. Between 1993 to 1997 Nick was Head of the Money Advice Unit at Citizens Advice London.

For the 13 years prior to 1993 he worked as a Money/Debt Adviser and Debt Advice Centre Manager in a variety of organisations including several CABx, and Independent Advice Centre and a Local Authority.

From 1989 to 1993 he was Co-Chair of the London Region of the Money Advice Association (now Institute of Money Advisers).

Nick was one of the original members of the FSA Consumer Panel and sat as a member of the Panel for 6 years. He was a member of the HM Treasury Financial Inclusion Taskforce, the Insolvency Service IVA Standing Committee, and a Director and Board member of the United Utilities Trust Fund.

Nick also spent 2 years as a Board member of the Debt Resolution Forum,(DRF), and was a member of the Debt Managers Standards Association, (DEMSA), Board for nearly 5 years.

Nick has written and trained extensively on debt, credit and related issues and is a well known speaker on all things debt.

Other Debt Counsellors

Robert Rosenberg

Regulatory Lawyer, Gateley PLC Solicitors

Robert is a leading regulatory lawyer and compliance expert who has spent 30 years advising and working in the financial services and consumer credit industry. He currently holds a number of consultancy roles in the credit sector and in legal practice.

James Jones

Experian’s Head of Consumer Affairs

James Jones is Experian’s Head of Consumer Affairs and leads the company’s public education programme – for example, explaining the role of Experian’s credit reference agency, what information is held, how it is used and the rights consumers have.

Sara de Tute

Legal and Compliance Director, Lowell Group

A qualified solicitor, Sara is Chief Risk Officer and Legal Counsel on the executive board of leading debt purchaser, the Lowell Group which she joined in May 2012.

David Hawkes

National Money Advice Co-ordinator at AdviceUK

David has been National Money Advice Co-ordinator at AdviceUK since January 2009. 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.

Nick Lord

Chair of the Governance Board of Lenderscompared

Nick Lord has worked in the consumer advice and advocacy field for over 30 years. He now works as a consultant on money advice and personal finance issues working with Government departments, regulators and firms.

Nick Pearson

Chief Executive Officer

Nick is the Chief Executive Officer of The Debt Counsellors and was appointed to set up the charity in March 2014. Nick has some 30 years experience in the debt advice sector, having spent 25 years working in the charitable/not-for-profit debt sector. From 2008 to 2013 Nick was Director of External Affairs at Paymex Group, best known for its Baines and Ernst Debt Management brand.