Insolvency membership body and regulator The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) has announced the appointment of Maureen Leslie as its next deputy vice-president.
With 24 years of industry experience, Leslie has been a member of the IPA since 1997, becoming a fellow of the association the following year.
Leslie is a founding member of Glasgow-based MLM Solutions, handling a range of insolvency cases, both personal and corporate, and representing the IPA on Scottish matters.
Since 2008, Leslie has served as a director on its governing board which is responsible for the management of the IPA including determining policy and strategy.
Leslie will take up the position in April 2014 and is expected to take on the IPA presidency from April 2016.
Leslie said: “The IPA plays a vital role not only in raising standards within the insolvency profession and in providing a range of services to members, but also in widening knowledge and understanding of the value of the work of insolvency practitioners.”
“I have enjoyed a long relationship with the IPA and it is a real honour to be elected as deputy vice-president. It’s important that those with first-hand knowledge of insolvency practice play an active role in working within the professional bodies that shape policy.
“In particular, it has been good to see the IPA engage pro-actively and constructively in a number of important developments in Scottish insolvency, and I have been privileged to serve the Association and the needs of its growing Scottish membership.”
Charles Turner, president of the IPA, said: “It is a big plus for the Association to have Maureen as the next deputy vice-president. Maureen has given her time and energy to the IPA over a long period and we value hugely the attributes and experience she brings.
“With so many ongoing debates about current issues within the insolvency sector in Scotland and more widely, the contribution of leading experts like Maureen will be crucial in the coming months and years. I am delighted that Maureen will be playing a leading role for us going forward.”