Elaine Kempson

Elaine Kempson is Emeritus Professor of Personal Finance and Social Policy Research at the University of Bristol and Associate Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University. Elaine has 35 years’ experience of conducting research and contributing to policy development on all aspects of personal financial services both in the UK and internationally. She has held a number of senior advisory positions including trustee and non-executive director of the Standard Life Foundation, member of the Money Advice Service Financial Capability Strategy Board, adviser to the Central Bank of Ireland on consumer protection, non-executive director role at the UK Financial Ombudsman Service, member of the HM Treasury Financial Inclusion Task Force, and member of the Department for Work and Pensions’ Social Security Advisory Committee. In 2007 Elaine was awarded a CBE for services to the financial services industry.