PFS interim chair Briscoe quits after 6 months

The Private Finance Society’s interim chair, Andy Briscoe, has give up the position after solely six months.

Mr Briscoe was considered one of 5 new administrators appointed to the PFS board in July after a spate of board resignations.

His position as interim chair of the 40,000 member skilled physique, which awards the Chartered Monetary Planner qualification, can be taken by fellow director Christine Elliott.

Mr Briscoe, a former chair of the Cash Recommendation Service, left the board on 1 December, shortly after the PFS AGM.

In a press release right now the PFS mentioned Mr Briscoe determined to step down after main the organisation efficiently via its 2023 AGM.

The PFS mentioned: “The PFS can affirm that Andy Briscoe left the PFS board on Friday 1 December 2023. Andy joined the Society in June, and shortly was requested to take up the position of interim chair. The broader PFS Board drew on his breadth and depth of expertise to re-establish stable organisational and governance foundations for the society.

“Having led the organisation via its 2023 AGM, and with the brand new PFS Board effectively established and functioning successfully, Andy felt it was time he stepped down from the PFS board to deal with different work and private commitments. He wished the PFS board effectively, and the PFS board thanked him for his contribution and wished him effectively for the long run.”

In late November former PFS board member and Chartered Monetary Planner Vanessa Barnes FPFS wrote an open letter to Mr Briscoe to lift her “grave issues” concerning the alleged retention of PFS funds by the Chartered Insurance coverage Institute. It is not recognized how a lot affect the letter was on Mr Briscoe’s choice to give up though Monetary Planning Immediately understands it was not as an element.  

Mr Briscoe is a former chair of the Cash Recommendation Service and Indesser, the three way partnership between the Cupboard workplace and Equifax. He has 25 years’ expertise main corporations in a wide range of sectors, together with monetary providers and insurance coverage. He was beforehand managing director of AA Insurance coverage Providers, one of many UK’s largest common insurance coverage intermediaries, and managing director of Goldfish Credit score Card. 

He joined the PFS board in July together with Neil Buckley, Christine Elliott, Edward Grant and Catharine Seddon for an preliminary interval of 1 yr.

The PFS board noticed a spate of resignations earlier this yr in a row with father or mother physique the Chartered Insurance coverage Institute over governance and using PFS funds.


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