Article date: 3 September 2010
Angela Seymour-Jackson, distribution director at Aviva, said: “Stephen Gay's appointment as director-general of the Association of Independent Financial Advisers (AIFA) is excellent news for financial advisers as they adapt to the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR)and beyond.
“This is a great opportunity for Stephen and underlines all the fantastic work and support Aviva has provided advisers under his leadership. He has been central to the progress we’ve made around lobbying the industry on RDR legislation, getting Aviva ready for 2012 and leading the market in setting up the Aviva Financial Adviser Academy.
“Stephen has a deep understanding of the challenges financial advisers face and led a team that brings strength, insight and intelligence to Aviva and its partners. He will be a great asset to AIFA and will continue to lead on RDR lobbying on behalf of advisers and we look forward to his contribution to the industry. He leaves Aviva in a strong position to face the challenges over the next few years and our market change team will continue to lead the debate on RDR and other challenges.”