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Kelland steps down at Burns-Anderson to set up franchise

Burns-Anderson founder and former chairman and chief executive Steve Kelland has stepped down after 14 years with the network.

Kelland, who recently quit as Burns-Anderson chief executive to make way for Ian Parsons as part of the transition to a new management team, retired as chairman last week.

He has been replaced by Colin Parker, who joined Burns-Anderson nine years ago as non-executive director representing the network&#39s institutional investors. Parker was formerly investment director for Eagle Star.

Kelland cites other business commitments as the reason for his resignation. Over the past year, he has been restructuring his IFA business Kelland & Partners to reposition it as a national franchise operation.

Kelland remains a shareholder of Burns-Anderson and oversaw the company&#39s rights issue last year.

He says: “I am sad to leave Burns-Anderson, having been there since 1988. I have had a great time but it is a time for a change for me. I am leaving to focus on expanding my business. We have some very exciting stuff coming up which is going to take 100 per cent of my attention.”

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