The IFA Centre has appointed former Threesixty head of business consultancy Phil Billingham as a non-executive director.
Billingham (pictured) will take his place on the board with immediate effect. He is currently a director of the Institute of Financial Planning and sits on the Financial Planning Standards Board regulation advisory panel.
Billingham joined Threesixty in June 2009 but quit the support services provider in May to spend more time on his financial planning business Perceptive Planning.
IFA Centre managing director Gill Cardy says: “Phil has demonstrated a strong commitment to working with IFAs to help them survive periods of regulatory change, moulding their business models in order to work more effectively.”
Billingham says: “The industry is dogged by the idea that being independent is impossibly difficult. However, in my dealings with clients, it is very clear that they do care that independent advice is available.”