Mark Sands, Head of Personal Insolvency at RSM Tenon, has been appointed Deputy Vice President of the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA), and will serve as President in 2015-2016.
Mark qualified as an IP in 1991 and after a career encompassing all aspects of insolvency has specialised in personal insolvency, professional practices and investigating fraudulent transactions for the past fifteen years. Mark has worked on several high profile personal insolvency matters.
Commenting on his appointment, Mark says: “At RSM Tenon we are always keen to invest in our people. For my part, the IPA has played an integral role in the development of my career, so I am honoured to devote some of my time to this important membership body.
“Over the past five years, the number of people choosing to use the IPA for their licensing has increased in an environment where the number of insolvency practitioners has remained fairly static. I look forward to helping the IPA build on its success.”
President Ed Bible says: “I congratulate Mark on his appointment as Deputy Vice President. I am sure that he will make an effective contribution to maintaining and enhancing the Association’s reputation as the specialist Insolvency regulator.”
David Kerr, Chief Executive of the IPA, adds: ”Mark has long been a contributor to the IPA, through its various committees and Council, and Council has chosen an experienced practitioner who will serve the Association well over the next three years and beyond.”
The IPA is at the forefront of developing professional standards, creating insolvency qualifications, widening access to insolvency knowledge and encouraging those involved in insolvency-related work to maintain appropriate levels of competence, skills and integrity.
It also leads in debates on regulatory reform, and has been at the forefront of developments in personal insolvency.