Speaker Interviews


Caroline Escott

Senior Policy Adviser

Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA)

Caroline works on public policy issues, including the pensions reform agenda, at APFA. She joined the organisation from Hume Brophy, where she led on their UK financial services policy and public affairs work for trade association clients.

Prior to this, she was Head of Government Relations for the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) where she was in charge of the organisation's policy and political relations work, running several high-profile policy campaigns and delivering senior-level advice to the association’s financial advisor, pension fund, asset management and banking members.


Kim North

Kim North

Managing Director

Technology & Technical

Kim has over thirty years’ experience in the retail financial services market and has worked with over one hundred financial services companies. She advises on corporate strategic direction for providers and adviser firms as well as industry associations. She has an in-depth knowledge of regulations governing product manufacture and distribution, especially through financial advisers.

As a Money Marketing columnist, Kim provides regular commentary on developments in the market and the opportunities for financial advisers; subjects cover everything from pension freedoms and pension transfers through to investment options and compliance issues.    


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