Alan Dick has been named as the next Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) vice president.
Dick, of Forty Two Wealth Management, takes over the role from Dunham Financial Services' Rebecca Taylor who becomes president on 1 October.
He will work closely with Taylor, supporting her throughout her two year term. Dick will then lead the organisation from October 2014.
Dick said: "Following the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), the next few years are going to be a particularly exciting time for the financial planning profession in the UK, as it gains the recognition it deserves.
"The IFP is the rightful home of financial planning and the leading professional body for financial planners. I'm very much looking forward to being a part of its development and supporting Rebecca Taylor as she takes over as IFP president.
"Becoming an IFP member and subsequently a Certified Financial PlannerCM professional has shaped my career and totally transformed my business. I hope we can encourage more advisers to see the benefits for themselves of a career in financial planning and also establish greater awareness and trust with consumers too."
IFP chief executive Nick Cann added: "Alan's enthusiasm and drive will provide a real impetus to us in developing the financial planning profession over the next few years."
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