Don MacIntyre has been appointed interim CEO of the Personal Finance Society.
Mr MacIntyre will provide executive leadership as the professional body evolves its working practices and governance to further its members’ interests and the positive reputation of the personal finance and financial planning profession. He joins the PFS following recent success leading the UK Cyber Security Council, a self-regulating body for the UK’s cybersecurity profession.
Mr MacIntyre said of his new role: “The PFS is a professional body that continues to grow and evolve, to support members’ ability and professionalism in providing financial advice and planning services to clients. Maintaining public confidence and a laser focus on members’ interests and the means by which the PFS can meet their needs efficiently, effectively and consistently, will be a significant part of my work in the coming months. The financial planning profession has an important role to play in an increasingly challenging economy and I look forward to helping further its ability to do so.”
Mr MacIntyre’s priorities for the remainder of 2022 include to:
- Promote the PFS strategic plan and deliver a successful annual general meeting in September 2022.
- Enable the PFS to deliver a world-class showcase event in November 2022, the Festival of Financial Planning.
- Support the board to ensure that the PFS continues to meet its purpose and, through the Chartered Insurance Institute, is able to provide members with their Statements of Professional Standing, contemporary training and valuable Chartered status.
Mr MacIntyre will also work with the board and an executive search consultancy to secure a permanent CEO and undertake a smooth leadership transition early in 2023.