Callcredit hires new Industry Relations Director

New appointment builds on success of 2008.

Jan Smith

Callcredit Information Group (CIG) today announces the appointment of Jan Smith, who will be joining the Credit Solutions Division as Industry Relations Director.

Jan Smith joins CIG from the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS), where she was Head of External Affairs, and will be reporting into John McAndrew, Managing Director of Callcredit Credit Solutions.

As Industry Relations Director, Smith's position will focus on maintaining and building additional corporate relationships with government departments, pertinent industry bodies, trade associations and other regulatory organisations. Her appointment to this role demonstrates the importance of CIG's engagement with all stakeholders across the industry, enabling them to monitor developments, as well as ensure that any changes are understood within the business and that CIG's views are well represented. Jan will be supported by Louise Galloway, Head of Industry Relations.

John McAndrew, Managing Director, Callcredit Credit Solutions, says: "We're delighted to welcome Jan on board. She brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise from her time at CCCS, and will no doubt play a hugely important role in 2009 to help ensure that our business continues to grow."

Jan Smith, Industry Relations Director, Callcredit Credit Solutions says: "Callcredit and the Group as a whole is at an exciting stage in its development and I am very much looking forward to playing a key role in addressing the challenges and opportunities that we'll face, this year and beyond."

About CIG

• Callcredit Information Group (CIG) brings together experts across the fields of credit referencing, marketing services, interactive solutions and consultative analytics to enable our client base of businesses and consumers to make informed decisions using our innovative products and services.

The group is made up of two complementary divisions:
Credit Solutions, encompassing Callcredit, Legatio and DecisionMetrics - specialists in credit risk, ID verification services and tracing tools.
Marketing Solutions, providing specialist knowledge in customer analytics, consumer targeting, database building and hosting, marketing communications, business modelling and market analysis through three market leaders in their own fields: EuroDirect, Broadsystem and GMAP Consulting.

• Callcredit is the UK's most innovative and customer-focused Credit Reference Agency, with an established reputation for service differentiation; focusing on listening to clients and creating innovative solutions that deliver real business value. Find out more at www.callcredit.co.uk

• Callcredit Check is the consumer arm of credit reference agency Callcredit, providing consumers with instant online access to their credit report and services to help them monitor their credit status.