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
"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
Personal Finance Society board changes approved at
Sarah Lord (Member Director)
Adam Owen (Member Director)
Cathi Harrison (Member Director)
Jonathan Rees (Lay Director)
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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
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
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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