The ifs School of Finance has announced its new chair as part of its ongoing structural changes.
Previously the Institute of Financial Services, the ifs School of Finance is replacing its current council with a new Board of governors and its current president will be replaced by a new chairman.
Donald Brydon will become the first chair of the organisation, taking over from previous president Bruce Carnegie-Brown, as part of the recent changes made to the organisation and its Royal Charter to allow the ifs to achieve taught degree-awarding powers.
Brydon, who was previously the deputy president of the organisation, is also chairman of the London Metal Exchange, Smiths Group and Taylor Nelson Sofres, while also acting as a non-executive director of Axa Investment Managers SA.
In addition the ifs School of Finance says the new board of governors will have a “different look” by mixing the traditional senior industry practitioners of the previous council with a variety of wider corporate and academic members.
Gavin Shreeve, chief executive of the ifs School of Finance, says the changes are yet another exciting milestone in the ongoing development of the ifs as a full-fledged business school which focuses specifically and exclusively on financial education.
He adds: “Bruce has done a magnificent job over the past 12 months and we are very grateful for all the efforts he has made. I am sure Donald will continue these good works, helping to ensure we continue to meet the financial educational requirements of both the financial services industry and society at large.”
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