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New PFS president to drive ‘evolution of the society’

New PFS president to drive ‘evolution of the society’

London-based adviser Brendan O’Ciobhain has been named as the Personal Finance Society’s new president.

Mr O’Ciobhain, who is managing director of Phoenix Wealth Management, was elected at the PFS’ annual general meeting last week.

He will stay in the role until September 2016, and takes over the role from joint managing director of Chadney Bulgin, David Thomas.

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Mr O’Ciobhain has been the PFS’ vice president since September 2009.

Sharon Sutton, managing director of Thornton Associates, and Nick Turner, sales and agency director for NFU mutual, are the PFS’ new vice presidents.

Keith Richards, chief executive of the Personal Finance Society, said: “Brendan brings a wealth of experience and focus to the role from a practitioner perspective which will help drive further evolution of the society and I look forward to working closely with him over the coming year.

“I would also like to thank outgoing president, David Thomas for his invaluable support and guidance during the past year.”

emma.hughes@ft.com