The Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) has appointed Sam Rees-Adams as director of professional standards, a new post created following the early retirement of education director Sue Leech.
In her new role Rees-Adams will be responsible for education as well as a greater emphasis on professional standards.
She will lead the professional standards team in supporting the needs of IFP members and financial planning firms and be responsible for co-ordinating the provision of development pathways, as well as the education and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme that IFP operates for its members.
She will also be responsible for auditing of CPD records to check that standards are being maintained.
IFP acting chief executive Steve Gazzard said: "These are very exciting times for the IFP and for the financial planning profession. Sam will be a great addition to the strong team we have in place here at the IFP.
"Her considerable wealth of experience in key areas of education, qualifications and training will allow us to build on the excellent work that has been done by Sue Leech and our education team and help develop our focus on professionalism and development pathways."
Rees-Adams added: "I'm delighted to be joining the IFP, an organisation which is so well known for its commitment to excellence and high standards in financial planning. I'm looking forward to this challenging and exciting role and welcome the chance to work with so many professional and dedicated financial planners and paraplanners as well as the dedicated IFP team."
Leech announced her retirement earlier this year.
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