Two CAs join Scottish bankruptcy advisory board

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

25 July 2016

Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) has appointed leading insolvency practitioners Bryan Jackson CA and Laurie Manson CA to its advisory board.

The pair are two of the most respected figures in the Scottish insolvency sector and will join AiB as non-executive board members to offer independent challenge and professional expertise to the Executive Agency of the Scottish Government.

AiB is Scotland’s insolvency service and is responsible for administering the process of personal bankruptcy, the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) and recording corporate insolvencies in Scotland.

Bryan Jackson CA Bryan is a member and former chair of the ICAS Insolvency Committee and has been a part of the industry for almost four decades.

He recently joined Johnston Carmichael as a consultant and was previously a partner with BDO LLP and PKF (UK) LLP.

Bryan has successfully led several high-profile administrations, including at Heart of Midlothian FC, Dumfermline Athletic FC, The Gadget Shop and USC.

He is also a Fellow of Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management.

He said: “Having practiced personal insolvency for 37 years, I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to give my input to the direction and strategic planning of the Accountant in Bankruptcy.”

Laurie has previously chaired the ICAS Insolvency Permit Committee and has sat on both the ICAS Regulation Board and the R3 Scottish Technical Committee.

She recently retired as a Director with PwC after more than 35 years with the firm.

Laurie Manson CA She has been involved in some of the UK's largest insolvency and restructuring assignments and led PwC's national team for the learning and development of the department.

Laurie said: “I'm delighted to be joining AiB's Advisory Board and am looking forward to working with Richard Dennis, the executive team and my fellow non-executive board members at this time of change."

AiB Chief Executive Richard Dennis said: “Our new Advisory Board members are some of the most respected and authoritative in the field of insolvency in Scotland and bring with them a wealth of experience in strategic planning and business management.

“We are committed to ensuring our strategic decisions are made following advice from those possessing the best knowledge and expertise available and there is no doubt Bryan and Laurie are two of the most skilled and experienced operators in the country.”


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