IFAP’s David Elms dies after short illness

Tributes have been paid to IFA Promotion’s former chief executive David Elms who died of cancer last month.

Elms: Death unexpected and shocking

Elms stepped down as chief executive in October last year, handing his role over to Karen Barrett.

David Graham, Chairman of IFA Promotion says: “Although fully aware of the health issues which resulted in David’s early retirement last October, his sudden death on Tuesday was both unexpected and shocking. I will miss him a lot.

“David’s drive, enthusiasm and total commitment to promoting the positive benefits of independent, professional financial advice to both consumers and the media, have put IFAP in the strong, influential position it holds today. All of us at IFAP will continue to fulfil his ambitions for the betterment of the whole of our industry.

Our thoughts and support are with his family and friends at this sad time.”