IFA announces new line-up and promotions

The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) has unveiled its latest appointments, as well as changes to the senior management team, designed to strengthen the body’s service delivery to its members.

Kyle Baker-Kemp joins as the new Professional Development & Advocacy Manager. He has worked for both the ICAEW and Chartered Institute for Securities in various executive positions.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Baber, the former Business Development & Membership Director become Executive Director – UK for the IFA, and John Edwards, the IFA’s CEO since 2015 moves to Group Executive – International. Tim Pinkney becomes the Director of Professional Standards.

Barber said: “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Kyle to the team and we look forward to supporting him in assisting and growing our member community, while ensuring we continue delivering the best service possible to our members and maintaining our small business focus. His experience aligns perfectly with the IFA’s commitment to the delivery of quality continuing professional development and education pathways, ensuring members maintain currency of knowledge and relevance in an ever-changing and competitive market.

The IFA is part of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Group, the world’s largest SME-focused accountancy group, with more than 49,000 members and students in 100 countries.