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IFA Battersby takes over as LIA president

The LIA&#39s president for the next 12 months will be Jon-athan

Battersby, an IFA who has sat on the board since May 2000.

He is replacing Gavin Tisshaw, chairman of Maidenhead-based IFA

Executive Advisory Services. Tisshaw will remain on the board as a

past president.

The handover came at last week&#39s AGM.

David Batchelor, an IFA with Wills & Trusts and LIA member for

the last decade, becomes vice-president. He will become president

next May once Battersby&#39s year in the role is completed.

Battersby has been in the industry since 1982 when he joined Save

& Prosper as a salesman. He joined a start-up IFA Waverly Fund

Management in 1987, becoming managing director in 1989, but remains

an RI with the firm after selling his stake.

Two other IFAs, Caroline Banks, principal of Caroline Banks &

Associates, and Green Independent Asset Management director Ian Green

have also been elected to the board.

Tisshaw&#39s year was most notable for last week&#39s launch of the joint

initiative with the Chartered Insurance Institute aimed at providing

an online testing and training facility for IFAs.

LIA head of public affairs John Ellis says: “During Gav-in&#39s year,

there have been some substantial developments, including the launch

alongside CII of the Assess initiative to help IFAs better their

training and development.”

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