SimplyBiz MD joins Apfa board of directors

Matt Timmins, joint managing director at compliance and business support services firm the SimplyBiz Group, has joined the Association of Professional Advisers’ board of directors.

Mr Timmins said he has long been a supporter of Apfa and what it represents within the profession, highlighting that it services all advisers, whether independent or restricted, and has an “impressive track record” of successful lobbying, positioning and opposing on advisers’ behalf.

He said: “Financial services, perhaps now more than ever, needs proper and united support from all its members to help face the challenges in our ever-changing sector and so I am very proud to have been accepted onto the board to help represent our profession.”

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Chris Hannant, Apfa’s director general, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Matt to our board of directors. He boasts an impressive background in financial services and he’s been a strong advocate of the adviser industry for some time.

“We will continue to build a united voice which speaks for the whole industry, and we look forward to working closely with Matt in our efforts to provide a better deal for all advisers.”