Baroness Morgan of Cotes to become strategic adviser to StepChange Debt Charity

StepChange Debt Charity is today delighted to announce that the Rt Hon Baroness Nicky Morgan will take on the role of strategic adviser to the charity’s Board and Chief Executive.

Nicky Morgan brings with her a wealth of political insight and experience having served as Economic Secretary to the Treasury in 2013, Financial Secretary to the Treasury in 2014 and as Chair of the Treasury Select Committee from July 2017 to July 2019. She also spent time on the front benches as Secretary for Education from 2014-16 and for Culture, Media and Sport from 2019-20. Now a member of the House of Lords, Nicky has recently spoken in favour of bailiff reform and the need for support for those who find themselves in financial difficulties and debt due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

No stranger to StepChange, Nicky Morgan has had many contacts with the charity in the past, and especially during the Treasury Select Committee’s inquiry into debt.

John Griffith-Jones, Chair of StepChange Debt Charity, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nicky Morgan as an adviser to our Board and to Phil Andrew, our Chief Executive. We know StepChange will benefit greatly from her first hand experience of government. The coming months will be critical for ensuring those in financial difficulty are afforded the right support by StepChange and other charities in related fields. To have someone with Nicky’s insight advising us will be invaluable to achieving this.”

Nicky Morgan said: “I look forward to providing advice to StepChange on the current public policy landscape and to help them shape their strategy to meet the needs of people in financial difficulties, especially those directly or indirectly impacted by Coronavirus now.”