The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) has announced Mark Fry has been elected as the new president of the association.
Fry, national head of Begbies Traynor Group’s restructuring and insolvency division, has over 20 years of experience within the insolvency and restructuring industry.
A member of IPA since 1994, Fry has served as a director on its governing board – which is responsible for determining the association’s policy and strategy – for the previous six years.
He previously served on its Membership & Authorisation, Examinations & Training, and Finance & General Purposes committees.
Fry commented: “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 as President. 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.”
IPA chief executive David Kerr said: “It’s great to have Mark as IPA President. 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.”