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Andrew Fisher takes over from Strauss at John Scott & Partners

John Scott & Partners chief executive Toby Strauss has quit to pursue other opportunities, although he will still have a part-time advisory role with the IFA.

Chairman Andrew Fisher will take over, becoming executive chairman, and says he hopes he can continue the growth that Strauss created.

The firm came to a collective decision that Fisher was best placed to take on the position and will lead the company to achieve its continued growth ambitions.

Strauss is working on other opportunities in financial services and other sectors but remains committed to JS&P as a business. He will remain a shareholder and has no plans to set up a rival firm.

Fisher became chairman in November 2004, previously being chief executive at Cox Insurance Holdings. Following his arrival, it was decided that Fisher would lead JS&P through its next growth phase, freeing up Strauss to pursue other interests.

Strauss says: “I was keen to pursue some other opport-unities I am working on, probably within financial services, while maintaining an interest in the ongoing suc- cess of John Scott & Partners. I will remain a shareholder and will still be actively involved with the business and will not be setting up a competitor IFA.”

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