Nick Cann is chief executive of the Institute of Financial Planning Ltd. (IFP) in Bristol, a position he has held since 1999. IFP is a member of Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), and Cann chairs the FPSB Chief Executives Forum and FPSB European Forum. He also served on FPSB’s International Marketing and Communications Committee. At IFP, a key aspect of Cann’s role is to help practitioners understand the current issues and implement strategies to develop a fee-based financial planning practice.
A focal part of this effort is encouraging planners to provide a comprehensive financial planning service and strive for the internationally accredited CFP certification. In 2009, Cann sat on the Financial Services Authority’s Retail Distribution Review Working Group looking at professionalism and reputation. He was voted IFA Personality of the Year in 2007.