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Former Threesixty partner joins SimplyBiz group

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Former Threesixty partner David Ingram has joined rival adviser support firm SimplyBiz subsidiary Sifa as managing director.

Ingram was an equity partner in Threesixty alongside David Brattesani and Ross McArthur after breaking away from Bankhall, but left in 2011. He replaces Stuart Bushell at Sifa, who retired at the end of 2015.

Sifa, a trade body for advisers and solicitors, was acquired by SimplyBiz in 2011.

Ingram says: “I’ve been an admirer of Sifa for a long time and I am really excited to be part of the team which will lead it through the next stage of its development. I’ve spent many years working to increase professionalism in the advice sector and the opportunity to work within a company that has been at the forefront of supporting truly professional practices is too good to miss.

“Over the last few years I’ve been working with quite a few SIFA member firms, they’ve been amongst the most professional firms and I’m looking forward to working with many more like them in this new role.”

Sifa chairman Ian Muirhead says: “I have known David for several years and have great respect both for him as a person and for his technical expertise and business acumen.”

He adds: “Sifa has welcomed several key new appointments in the past month, with Viv Williams joining as Legal Services Director, to head up an expanded legal services offering, and Gemma Garen’s appointment to head up the legal consultancy service and drive Lexcel accreditation and development for law firms working with IFAs.”

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