Indesser, a joint venture between TDX Group (an Equifax company) and the Cabinet Office set up to manage consumer debt to government departments more effectively and responsibly, has announced Rhona Parry as its new CEO.
Rhona joined Equifax in January 2017 as Vice President for External Affairs, during which time she has developed strong networks for the company with key industry, regulatory and government stakeholders, and spearheaded Equifax’s efforts across a number of key initiatives for the business, spanning financial inclusion, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
In her new role, in which she succeeds Adrian Crean, Rhona will also sit on the board of Indesser which is made up of senior leaders from government and Equifax. Since its formation in 2015, Indesser has worked with a range of government departments to improve debt management capabilities and ensure a fair and affordable model is maintained for all involved. Rhona will use her wide-ranging experience to build on this success, while making sure the Indesser proposition remains flexible to adapt to the challenges facing public sector bodies and their financial activity.
Andy Briscoe, Chair of Indesser, said: “It’s estimated that £18bn is currently owed to the public sector and utilities1, money which could be reinvested in vital public services if recouped. Over the past four years, Indesser has recovered more than £1.3bn of debt for government while treating consumers fairly, enabling and delivering the cross government debt strategy. Having the right people with the expertise to drive this commitment is key to the success of our work.
“Rhona brings with her a great deal of experience from both the public and private sectors. We welcome her valuable leadership of our strategy for the future. We would also like to thank Adrian for his passion and commitment in leading Indesser from its launch through to the highly successful business it is today. We wish him every success in the future.”
Rhona Parry, Chief Executive Officer at Indesser, said: “I’ve seen first-hand the success that Indesser has achieved in just four years and I’m excited to be taking the business forward. I look forward to working with the experts in the Indesser team and our government partners to draw on the most innovative solutions and data analysis in the market, to achieve our goal of reducing public debt levels while treating consumers in debt fairly and responsibly.”
Prior to joining Equifax, Rhona held senior public policy roles at Royal Mail Group, the BBC and ITV. Rhona began her career in the UK Government, first at the Radiocommunications Agency, part of the Department for Trade and Industry and later at the regulator Ofcom.