The overall strategy and development of the ACC is directed by the Executive Committee. The Committee is drawn from the wider membership and encompasses members from England, Scotland and Wales. It also has representation from small, medium and large CMCs.

The Executive Committee also is tasked with maintaining the financial aspects of the ACC, and has a role of accountability and scrutiny of the Chief Executive, who is an Ex Officio member of the Executive Committee.

If you wish to contact the Committee Members, please use our email on the Contact Us page.

Simon Evans (Ex Officio)

Chief Executive of the ACC

Simon has a background in public affairs and media relations. Having started work at Westminster in the Shadow Cabinet team he has also worked in the National Assembly for Wales and at local government level. He was previously responsible for media and public affairs for the ICAEW in Wales, and took a similar role with the FSB Wales, gaining invaluable experience of member organisations. He then took up a senior communications role for a CMC in Wales, and this has led to his current role leading the ACC.

Andie Stokoe

Director at Allay, Newcastle upon Tyne

Andie has previous experience in positively collaborating with the CMRU resulting in a change of policy. He also has experience in the acquisition of several CMC’s, giving a unique insight into the CMRU rules in relation to market consolidation. His CMC has a multi-product offering and also operates from four locations in the UK.

George Scott

Managing Director at McGinness Associates, Glasgow

A qualified accountant with a highly developed insight in all matters financial. George has extensive negotiation experience, a sound understanding of contract law and describes himself as as a strategic thinker.

Giancarlo Lagonegro

Managing Director at Financial Recovery Solutions, Stockport

Giancarlo has worked within the claims management sector for over 15 years and seen it evolve from an unregulated industry to the highly regulated sector that it is today. He was one of the first entrants in the area of financial mis-selling, as well as being involved with a number of previous industry trade bodies, through which he has engaged with regulators and consumer groups on a wide range of issues with a view to protecting the consumer against the unscrupulous practices of some financial institutions.

Mike Begg

Director at Beat the Banks, Dundee

Reclaiming mis-sold PPI is something I'm very passionate about. As well as currently being a mortgage broker, I was formerly a senior banker for 20 years. With over 36 year in financial services I am lucky enough to have a unique insight into how banks and their processes work.

Sitting in the executive committee of the ACC gives me the perfect platform to continue to fight for justice for consumers who have been mis-sold PPI.

Andrew Swan

Head of the Financial Crime and Regulatory Teams at Short, Richardson & Forth LLP

Not only has Andrew successfully dealt with many large and complex white-collar crime cases, including fraud, tax evasion and money laundering, he also deals with many investigations and prosecutions by the various regulatory bodies. Andrew is particularly renowned nationally for representing clients in respect of data protection breaches, dealing specifically with the Information Commissioner's Office and the Ministry of Justice.