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Personal Finance Society appoints new president

Press Release

The Personal Finance Society has named NFU Mutual's Nick Turner as its new president for 2016/17.

Mr Turner takes over from Brendan O'Ciobhain, who has stepped down from the board after completing a 12-month rotation as president of the professional body. The leadership change was formalised at the Society's Annual General Meeting today.

Mr Turner has more than 30 years' experience working in financial services, having held a number of strategy, sales and marketing-related roles at AXA Wealth. In 2013, he joined as sales and agency director at NFU Mutual, where he oversees more than 100 financial advisers, 20 paraplanners and more than 600 general insurance agents across the NFU Mutual network.

Mr Turner joined the Society's board in 2011 and was made vice president last year.

Personal Finance Society chief executive Keith Richards welcomed Mr Turner's appointment, and paid tribute to the Society's outgoing directors.

"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," he said. "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."

Mr O'Ciobhain and Mr Ingram will be replaced on the Society's board by Killik & Co partner Sarah Lord and Sense Network head of learning and development Adam Owen.

Mr Turner, who will soon announce a presidential theme to underpin his leadership, said he was proud to be leading the profession through an important phase of its evolution.

"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," he said.

"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."


Personal Finance Society board changes approved at today's AGM:

Director resignations

Brendan O'Ciobhain
David Ingram


Director appointments

Sarah Lord (Member Director)
Adam Owen (Member Director)


Director reappointments

Cathi Harrison (Member Director)
Jonathan Rees (Lay Director)




For further information please contact:

Joe Tauriello, media relations executive
Office: 0207 417 4765
Mobile: 07538 258285

Keith Richards, chief executive
Office: 0207 417 4474
Mobile: 07786 023033 


Notes to Editors:

The Personal Finance Society

The Personal Finance Society's core objective is to serve the public by guiding the advice profession. It is the leading professional body for financial advisers and those in related support roles.

With more than 36,500 individual members, it promotes the highest standards of professionalism by setting the standards for technical knowledge, customer service and ethical practice across the entire financial planning community. To achieve its aims, the society provides its members with access to a programme of continuing professional development, relevant qualifications, learning materials, support services and many other practical benefits.

Operating under a Royal Charter, its primary objective is to secure and justify public confidence and trust in its membership and the profession more broadly.

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