The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) has unveiled its next deputy vice-president.
The industry regulator confirmed Mark Fry – the national head of Begbies Traynor Group’s restructuring and insolvency division – will assume the role.
Fry – who will then take on the position of president in April 2014 – has previously handled cases such as Southampton FC, Alphasteel and Silverjet Airways.
He said: “The IPA plays a vital role not only in raising standards within the insolvency profession, 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.
“It’s important that those with first-hand knowledge in insolvency practice play an active role in working within the professional bodies that shape policy.”
Fry has been a member of the IPA since 1994 and, for the last four years, served as a director on its governing body which overseas policy and strategy.
He boasts more than 20 years experience in the insolvency and restructuring profession.
IPA chief executive David Kerr added: “Over the years he has given his time and energy to the IPA and we value the attributes and experience he brings.
“With so many ongoing debates about current issues within the insolvency sector, the contribution of leading experts like Mark will be crucial.”