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Alan Lakey steps down from Apfa council

Highclere Financial Services partner Alan Lakey has stepped down from the Apfa council.

In a statement, Apfa says Lakey has left the council “to pursue other opportunities”.

Apfa director general Chris Hannant says: “We’d like to thank Alan for all of his hard work and support over the last 18 months as we’ve campaigned for a better deal for advisers through a period of substantial change.
“Apfa continues to represent a broad church of small, medium and large financial advice firms, as we fight for a better deal on fees, securing a long stop and holding the regulator to account.
“We’ll be seeking a new member to represent small firms as part of our usual elected process.”

Lakey remains a member of Apfa. 


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  1. Dick Sprinkler 24th July 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Yet more adviser support for APFA just disappearing round the u bend of the toilet !

  2. Ah Alan

    I’m not surprised. What did surprise me is that you stuck it out for so long.

    I guess in the end you felt somewhat as I did when I stepped down. Bashing your head against a wall is only fun for a short while. I did it far to long – no wonder many think I’m nuts!

  3. Incompetent Regulators 24th July 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Unfortunately when most people step up to these roles they become influenced and politicised to meet their own needs and agendas. I suspect with Alan he stuck to his principles and agenda. That’s the problem with most people in the public domain, they go with the flow of politics. We needed more people with morals in high places, but then pigs don’t fly!

  4. With out knowing (but suspect) the reasoning for you stepping down Alan, all I can do is say thanks for the hard work, sad in one respect as this seems to confirm that APFA, are going nowhere or have any clout, but happy that you may be able to work on other things or in your words; “to pursue other opportunities”.

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