IFP welcomes new vice-president
Rebecca Taylor has been elected vice-president of the Institute of Financial planning by the IFP board, the trade body announced today (29 May).
Ms Taylor, managing director of Peterborough-based Dunham Financial Services, will take up her position immediately from former vice president Bruce Wilson.
She will take over the IFP presidency from current president Marlene Shalton at the IFP conference in October for a two year term.
Ms Shalton said: “Ms Taylor has not only established a prominent financial planning company which has won many awards, but also has also been instrumental in the development of the IFP’s Accredited Financial Planning Firms initiative. It seems fitting she can continue to champion that in her new role.”
Nick Cann, chief executive of the IFP, said: “These are exciting times for financial planning and we are all being asked to work harder to be successful.
“Ms Taylor’s drive and energy can only seek to serve our profession well and ensure that the team exceeds the challenging goals that the IFP board has set.”
Mr Wilson decided to step down from the post a result of changes to his personal situation prompted by his resignation from Helm Godfrey, where he was managing director.
Ms Taylor said: “I feel honoured to have been elected. I hope I can provide some inspiration to others in the same way that I have been so inspired. The next few years are both a challenge and an opportunity for the IFP to promote the benefits of financial planning to the general public and the wider adviser community.”
There are vacancies for three new directors to be elected to the board of the IFP at the annual general meeting in October.
As reported in Financial Adviser, Janet Walford, former editor of Money Management, recently joined the IFP board as an independent director.
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