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Morrison takes up role of AMPS chairman

The Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes has elected Winterthur pension strategy manager Mike Morrison as its chairman following its AGM.

AMPS represents the views of Ssas and Sipp providers and a number of other firms such as advisers, lawyers and stockbrokers who are involved in this part of the pensions industry.

The new committee also includes Rowanmoor Pensions’ David Downie as its treasurer, Axa’s Tony Moore, Killik & Co LLP’s Geoff Buck as membership secretary and Hornbuckle Mitchell’s Elaine Turtle.
 
Morrison says: “I am delighted and honoured to have been elected as chairman. The pension world continues to face new challenges and within that world, both Sipps and Ssas’s will face particular problems.

“It is our job to represent the needs of our members to the authorities and to ensure we are consulted in the change process. It will be a challenge to follow in the footsteps of John Bradley, the former chairman, but with the strong team that makes up the new committee we are well placed to make sure our influence is felt.

“In 2007, we held a very successful inaugural AMPS conference and worked effectively with the FSA on Sipp regulation.  Any industry body such as AMPS needs to have the active input of its members to be successful and this is something we will be seeking to build on in the future.”       

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