The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA), the membership body and regulator for those specialising in insolvency, has appointed Lloyd Hinton as its new president for the coming year.
Hinton takes office with immediate effect and serves as chair of its board of directors for the next twelve months.
He is a licensed insolvency practitioner and director of Insolve Plus, a specialist insolvency practice based in London.
The IPA said Hinton has extensive experience in a wide range of sectors and of both contentious and non-contentious insolvency assignments, in the UK and abroad.
Hinton said: “I look forward to working with the secretariat, the board and the various committees, to effectively represent the membership over the next twelve months.
“One of my main objectives during my presidential year will be to encourage others to engage with the IPA, as I have found it beneficial to my career, personally rewarding and it has helped me understand how the IPA provides world class regulation in complex and evolving sector.”
Liz Bingham OBE, director general of the IPA, added: “Having served on a number of our committees I know Lloyd will continue to represent our members’ interests and contribute to the enhancement of the IPA’s reputation as the specialist insolvency regulator.”
Carrie James, who was previously deputy vice president of the IPA, has been been promoted to the role of vice president with immediate effect. She is the owner and director of insolvency firm Benedict Mackenzie.
The IPA has elected Kevin Hellard, insolvency practise leader at Grant Thornton, as its next deputy vice president - taking up office this month.
Hellard has been a member of the IPA since 1991 and is now a fellow of the association and a serving member of counsel.