The following members were elected to serve as directors:
• Martin Ruskin CFPCM – Paradigm Norton
• Craig Palfrey CFPCM of Penguin Wealth
Also, Andrew Brook-Dobson CFPCM of Brook-Dobson Brear had come to the end of his initial term as a director, but decided to seek re-election in which he was successful. Andrew will continue to serve on the IFP Board, and as chair of the IFP ethics committee. These two new directors plus Andrew, will join the board for its 2015 strategy meeting in November. As well as being CFP professionals, both Martin and Craig represent businesses which are IFP Accredited Financial Planning FirmsTM.
The board member who has stood down are:
• Simon Boulter CFPCM
Steve Gazzard, CEO of IFP said: "As is often the case with IFP board elections, the final result was very close. We were pleased to see that six excellent candidates drawn from all quarters of our profession were nominated to stand for the three available places on the board. I thank all those members who took time out to vote.
"I'm delighted to welcome Martin and Craig to the IFP board, and congratulate Andy Brook-Dobson on his re-election. Their excellent individual track records and experience in a range of different areas will be a great help to us in shaping the future of the Financial Planning profession."
Rebecca Taylor, FIFP CFPCM and President of the IFP said: "I'm delighted that such a talented group of individuals has been elected to join the IFP Board. They'll add to an already very strong team and I'm looking forward to working with them."