September 2021 - The IFT

The IFT appoints a new Chairman

The IFT is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Leeser, BSc (Hons) FCMA FIFT as the new Chairman of its Board of Directors.

Andy officially joined the membership organisation as Chairman on 22nd September 2021 after a period of shadowing the board and meeting the executive team.

IFT CEO Milly Camley said: “We are really looking forward to Andy joining us and benefiting from his broad experience and knowledge as a well-recognised CRO. We’re excited to work with him over the coming months and years.”

Andy has over 30 years of experience working as an Advisor, director, and chairman in financially or operationally stressed situations and advising boards in such circumstances. Andy has a consistent track record of success in supporting management teams to deliver both the recovery of businesses and improvements in the positions of stakeholders including UK and overseas Equity Investors, Landlords, Banks, Funds, Trade Creditors, Regulators and the PPF.

Andy Leeser said: “I am delighted to be offered the opportunity to Chair such an excellent organisation. I have been a member of the IFT for quite some years and now, more than ever, will our members be looking for the support and relationships that IFT members can offer. We’re about to enter a very challenging period as Government support comes to an end, but I am looking forward to seeing what is to come and helping to support our members through this time.

Outgoing IFT Chair Steve Swayne added “I believe the IFT has a great future, with strong membership engagement, over budget performance and a vastly improved national profile. I would like to thank members, associates and partners for all their support – it’s been a privilege to serve as Chair to a great organisation.  I will remain an engaged IFT Fellow, and Kingsgate remains committed and active as a corporate partner to the IFT. I would like to extend congratulations to Andy Leeser. I am delighted that the board has appointed someone of Andy’s calibre, a highly qualified Board executive and active IFT Fellow as he takes on position of Chair.”

Milly Camley also recognised the contribution and achievements of the outgoing chairman, Steve Swayne. She said, “I’d like to thank Steve Swayne for his commitment to the IFT over the past three years he has been chairman and the role he has played in developing the organisation.

The Institute for Turnaround (The IFT) is the UK’s leading membership organisation for turnaround experts. Our members and corporate partner organisations help underperforming businesses avoid unnecessary insolvencies. IFT members preserve jobs and livelihoods, uphold local industries, protect economic value and strengthen public service organisations.

IFT In Conversation with: Sir Peter Hendy in Association with PwC

We are delighted to announce the return of our physical events starting from September. In conjunction with this we have organised a relaunch event in association with PwC which will be headlined by Sir Peter Hendy. The event will take place at PwCs embankment office and will mark the first opportunity to network with speakers and peers since the beginning of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Sir Peter Hendy started his transport career in 1975 as a London Transport graduate trainee. In 2006, Sir Peter was made CBE and was later Knighted in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List. In July 2015, he became the Chair of Network Rail, and has been the Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation since July 2017. Sir Peter was previously Commissioner of Transport for London for nearly 10 years and he is also a trustee of London’s Transport Museum and the Science Museum Group.

Sir Peter will be reflecting on his career from his time as the Commissioner of Transport through to his current role as the Chair of Network Rail. He will also be discussing his thoughts on the future of transport and the impact this may have on a wider scale.

Rob Lewis (lead of Mid-Market Business Restructuring Services – PwC) will  open the evening and give attendees an insight to his thoughts on the market.

Followed by an update on infrastructure restructurings within the transport sector by Isabelle Gross (Partner – PwC). The presentations will then conclude with a Q&A session chaired by our CEO Milly Camley.

Following this there will be refreshments and networking opportunities with other delegates as well as our speakers. The event has limited capacity so we urge you to book as soon as possible by contacting


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