The LIA has appointed four more members to its Board of Directors. Mark Ommanney, John Ellis, Andrew Clarke and Peter Williams have joined the Board as Director General, Public Affairs Director, Finance Director and Director respectively.
The move takes the number of Board Members from eight to 12 and is designed to strengthen the LIA's drive to become a professional association.
The Board has elected Roger O'Brart as the new Vice President.
Further appointments to the Board will be made during the remainder of 2004. These will include the creation of a new post of Chairman and the introduction of co-opted members to the board, with skills in particular areas, such as education and mortgages.
LIA president David Batchelor says: “The experience of the new Board Members will prove invaluable as we push forward with our plans to become a professional association by 2007. The LIA has embarked on a long and difficult journey and it is important that the right people are in place to ensure it arrives safely and on time. Today's announcement is another step closer to this being the case.”