The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) has announced that  Liz Bingham OBE has agreed to join the Association’s team to assist Council and support the CEO, management team and staff. Bingham’s role will be in part ambassadorial, and in part focused on helping the IPA with its own strategic review and implementation of its IIP standards.

Bingham’smost recently was Managing Partner to the UK & Ireland Leadership Team at EY with responsibility for the firm’s People Engagement and Development Strategy, having previously led EY’s restructuring practice. Bingham is an IPA-licensed Insolvency Practitioner and former president of R3. Liz was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to Equality in the Workplace and in 2016 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Bath for her work in diversity in professional practices; these are just two of the many awards she has received during her career.

Ruth Duncan, IPA President, said “I am delighted to welcome Liz to the IPA and have no doubt that her experience, values and beliefs can only serve to strengthen our position in the industry.”

David Kerr, CEO, added “Liz brings a wealth of experience from her roles at EY and will be an asset to the Association. I look forward to working with Liz to further our ambitions as the specialist insolvency regulator.”