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.
IFP president Rebecca Taylor says: “Nick has worked tirelessly to develop financial planning as a profession in the UK. I am sure I 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 circumstan-ces 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 the future.”
Forty Two Wealth Management partner Alan Dick says: “Steve has been part of the IFP for some time now and knows the financial planning market inside out. I have absolute confidence in him taking up the role until Nick returns.
“I am sure Nick will be back sooner rather than later and wish him a speedy recovery.”