Watchdog trebled in size under departing chief's leadership.
Natalie Ceeney is stepping down as chief ombudsman at the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
She has spent almost four years with the watchdog.
Deputy chief ombudsman Tony Boorman will assume responsibility for running the service until further notice.
Sir Nicholas Montagu, chairman of the FOS, said: “In the close to four years since joining, Natalie has taken the service from dealing with an annual workload of 150,000 cases to over 500,000 cases – with the organisation trebling in size under her leadership in response to the challenges of PPI."
He continued: “So having just received our millionth new PPI complaint, Natalie feels that now is the time for her to move on – as the ombudsman service itself starts out on a new set of challenges, building on the foundations for change laid under Natalie’s leadership.”
Montagu added: “The board and I are very grateful to Natalie for her achievements as head of the ombudsman service – which under her leadership became a Sunday Times “top 100” best employer, resolving up to 2,000 consumer disputes a day.”
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