Roy Nicolson takes over as chairman at IFAP

IFA Promotion, the organisation promoting the benefits of independent financial advice, has announced that its chairman, Kevin McBrien, will be stepping down at the November IFAP board meeting due to other pressures on his time.

Roy Nicolson, chairman of Advice First, will take over on an interim basis and will co-ordinate the appointment of a permanent replacement.

David Elms, chief executive of IFA Promotion, says: “We&#39d like to thank Kevin for his sterling effort on IFAP&#39s behalf, a period that has seen our IFA membership grow by 15%, leads generated for member IFAs increase by 20% and recognition grow of the important role IFAP is playing in helping to secure the future market for independent financial advice.”

Kevin McBrien says: “I&#39ve enjoyed chairing IFAP at a time of great challenge in the industry, and success for the organisation itself, which has excelled in its work to raise the profile of, and generate business for, its 10,000 strong membership. I&#39ve particularly enjoyed working closely with IFAP&#39s sponsors, AIFA and the FSA to develop a consumer-positive model for independent financial advice.”