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”.