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PFS appoints David Ingram as president

The Personal Finance Society has appointed Aim Two Three partner David Ingram as president.

Ingram succeeds HK Wealth Managers managing director Garry Hale in the role.

Phoenix Temple Wealth Management Brendan O’Ciobhain has also been named as vice president, while Chadney Bulgin joint managing partner David Thomas retains his vice presidency.

Ingram says: “Garry Hale has been a great ambassador for the Personal Finance Society within the advisory sector and beyond over the past historic year and I look forward to building on his good work.

“To be elected as president of the PFS is a great privilege and I am excited about what the coming year will bring. Guiding the financial planning community towards higher levels of professionalism is a cause I am proud to lead.”


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