Adviser Alliance director Alan Lakey says he may close down the lobby group and join Aifa if Evan Owen is appointed as director general of Aifa.
Money Marketing revealed last week that former IFA Defence Union chairman Evan Owen has applied for the director general role to replace Chris Cummings.
Last month, Cummings announced that he will leave Aifa in August to become the first chief executive of The CityUK, a new independent membership body for promoting the UK financial and professional services industry.
Aifa has launched a recruitment process with the formation of an appointments committee, chaired by John Gummer, which includes representatives from the trade body’s membership.
Lakey says: “I would join Aifa if Evan is appointed to the role, I might even close down Adviser Alliance. I would even go for a seat on the Aifa council.
“Evan is an ideal person for the job. He knows what is going on, he has been an IFA and I think he is the perfect person for the role. Evan has a personal interest in representing the IFA sector and I would be delighted if he got the job.”