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NFU Mutual’s Turner to be next PFS president

NFU Mutual’s Turner to be next PFS president

NFU Mutual’s Nick Turner has been appointed president of the Personal Finance Society for 2016-17.

Mr Turner takes over from Brendan O’Ciobhain, who has stepped down from the PFS board after completing a 12-month rotation as president.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services, having held a number of strategy, sales and marketing-related roles at Axa Wealth.

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In 2013 he became sales and agency director at NFU Mutual, where he oversees more than 100 financial advisers, 20 paraplanners and more than 600 general insurance agents.

Mr Turner said: “I am honoured to be taking over from Brendan during a period of significant change and reform to our profession, and as the important role of the Society continues to develop.

“We will continue to engage with our members, regulators and policy makers, in order to help develop a marketplace in which consumers have access to reliable advice from professional and passionate advisers.”

Mr O’Ciobhain, the managing director of Phoenix Wealth Management, and David Ingram, the managing partner at Aim Two Three LLP who was president in 2013-14, will be stepping down from the board.

They will be replaced as board members by Killik & Co partner Sarah Lord and Sense Network head of learning and development Adam Owen.

PFS chief executive Keith Richards said: “Nick brings tremendous experience and enthusiasm to the role, and I’m looking forward to working closely with him over the next 12 months, during a time of significant and exciting change for both the advice profession and the society.

“I would like to thank past presidents Brendan O’Ciobhain and David Ingram, who have provided great leadership and made outstanding contributions while serving as directors over the past six years.”

Cathi Harrison, the founder and owner of Para-Sols, and Jonathan Rees, a former civil servant, have both been reappointed to the board.