PFS appoints new president

The Personal Finance Society has appointed Chadney Bulgin joint managing partner David Thomas as its new president.

Thomas takes over from David Ingram, partner at consultancy Aim Two Three, for 2014/15. Thomas has been a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute for 20 years and a member of the PFS board since 2011.

He has worked in financial services for more than 30 years including at Lloyds Bank and Bradford & Bingley Building Society during the 1980s.

Thomas later became general manager of Mortgage Systems Limited in 1987 before joining mortgage IFA firm Chadney Bulgin in 1993, where he is now joint managing partner.

Thomas says: “I am delighted and honoured to be elected as the society’s new president at such an exciting and crucial stage of opportunity and development.

“The profession has responded well to both RDR and MMR and our focus will be to provide further guidance and a particular emphasis on ‘best practice’ during my presidential year.”