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IFA announces appointment of independent director

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The Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA) is delighted to announce the appointment of independent director Jeremy Bendall to the Board.

Jeremy Bendall is a chartered accountant and Managing Director of Bendall Advisory, a niche consulting practice which provides strategic planning, strategic selling, risk governance, performance measurement, facilitation and governance reform services to clients in New Zealand.

He has gained extensive experience in the financial and professional service sectors , through his work with financial institutions , time as a partner with KPMG and various leadership and educational support roles with professional bodies across New Zealand.

Bendall also has significant experience in the not-for-profit sector, having been a director of Tennis NZ for eight years and deputy chair since 2009. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Auckland Business School on not-for-profit governance and has held significant leadership roles in various not-for-profits across New Zealand.

In announcing the appointment, IFA chair Tony Vidler said he was very pleased to bring a person of Jeremy's calibre to an already strong board. "It is a sign of the times that professional bodies such as the Institute are increasingly needing and seeking top-flight board members, and that they see organisations such as the IFA as having the credibility and potential in which they can add value."

The IFA, the professional body for NZ financial advisers, has a Board of five practitioner members and two independent directors. Vidler says the organisation underwent a thorough and rigorous process before appointing Bendall to the Board.

"We knew exactly what skills and attributes we were looking for to complement existing board members and believe we have found those attributes in Jeremy," Vidler says.

Bendall takes up his position with immediate effect.

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