Sofa managing director Brian Lawless is leaving at the end of February after nearly two years in the role.
He is moving to Exeter and felt he would be unable to continue with his present level of commitment to Sofa. He will be taking up a part-time appointment with Jelf IFM Financial Planning in Bristol.
Chartered Insurance Institute director general Sandy Scott says the search is on for a successor who has the necessary gravitas and experience to take the professional body forwards.
Scott says: “I would also like to place on record the CII's and Sofa's appreciation of the magnificent job Brian has done. He has established Sofa as an influential force in the financial advice sector.”
Lawless says: “I am a great believer in Sofa's objectives and will continue to support the drive towards greater levels of professionalism.”