IPC Chairman dies

Geoffrey will be sadly missed by his colleagues on the IPC and his many friends. He made a major contribution to putting the public interest view about the professional standards and ethics of Insolvency Practitioners since taking over as Chairman.

He regularly attended IVA Standing Committee meetings and pushed successfully for more and better statistics on IVAs. He also ensured that the IPC responded to many government consultations over the period, especially the IS proposals following last year's OFT Study Report about the regulation of the insolvency profession. Geoffrey spent a considerable amount of his own time researching for the IPC's response.

He was due to hand over the Chairmansip to David Tracy, an existing IPC member, at the end of May. The IPC 2010 Annual Report, published on 15 April, will therefore stand as a fine record of his achievements. It will shortly be available on the IPC website.

IPC members send their condolences to Geoffrey's wife, Mary, and her family. A memorial service will be held on 14 June at 2 pm at Magdalen College Chapel in Oxford. There are public car parks nearby. Donations to the British Lung Foundation.

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