Jim Reeve, chief executive of Positive Solutions, has been appointed to the AIFA Council.
He brings to the trade body a wealth of experience in the financial services industry.
Reeve worked for the Zurich group for 25 years, rising to managing director of Zurich IFA group in July 2001 before moving to Barclays in April 2004 where he worked as managing director of Barclays Financial Planning. He joined Positive Solutions as chief executive in September 2007.
Commenting on the appointment, Chris Cummings, director general of AIFA, says: "We are delighted that someone of Jim Reeve's stature and experience has agreed to join the AIFA Council. The coming year will be a challenging one for the IFA community and the financial services industry as a whole. It is encouraging to know we will have Jim's wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon. He will be a valued member of the Council.
"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Tim Morgan, former AIFA Council member and Managing Director of Alexander Forbes, for his excellent contribution and wish him well pursuing his career in South Africa."IFAonline
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