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IFP appoints Gazzard as interim chief exec

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The Institute of Financial Planning has appointed chief operating officer Steve Gazzard as interim chief executive.

Gazzard is taking up the role while chief executive Nick Cann recovers after suffering a stroke in March.

A note issued by the IFP today thanked the industry for get well messages and the support offered to Cann and his family.

IFP president Rebecca Taylor says: “Nick has worked tirelessly to develop Financial Planning as a profession in the UK. I am sure I can speak for all IFP members and for the large number of Nick’s friends across the profession, when I say that we very much look forward to his return when he has fully recovered from this illness.”

Gazzard says: “I would never have chosen these circumstances, but I look forward to the challenge of leading the IFP in Nick’s absence, and handing back the reins to him at some point in future”.


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  1. Richard Bishop 31st July 2013 at 5:10 pm

    … Nick has worked tirelessly.

    And look what happened.

  2. I have only met Steve a couple of times and he seems a really nice bloke. But what a sad way to have to step in.

    I did wonder what had happened to Nick and as we all have, enquired after him and passed best wishes. Even more so now. Get really well soon Nick. Another of life’s good guys, whose unfailing good humour has been very much missed.

    Good luck to Steve and all best wishes to Nick.

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