The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) has confirmed the appointment of a new president to act as the organisation’s figurehead for the next 12 months.
Charles Turner FIPA has been appointed with immediate effect and operates primarily from the Bristol and London offices of FRP Advisory.
As you might expect from an IPA president, Turner is a strong supporter of the IPA’s exam and training agenda, having acted as chief examiner and has been active in representing the Association for many years, including leading the Personal Insolvency Committee.
In a statement released to the press, Turner said the insolvency profession faces a challenging period in 2013/14.
He explained: “The market in which Insolvency Practitioners operate has evolved and business practices have changed, whether in dealing with the financial distress of corporate entities or private consumers.
“This requires the IPA, as a leading regulator, to be responsive to the needs of the profession and the clients it serves.
“I look forward to leading the IPA at an exciting time in meeting some of these challenges as well as in launching some important new products and services for members.”