Mark brings a wealth of experience to the role having practised in the insolvency and restructuring sector for more than 20 years. His expertise in handling high profile cases such as Alphasteel, Southampton Football Club and Silverjet Airways has further enhanced his reputation as one of the leading practitioners in his field.
Mark has long been a supporter of the IPA and its member services, he has been a member since 1994 and for the last four years has served as a director on its governing board which is responsible for determining policy and strategy. He previously served on its Membership & Authorisation, Examinations & Training, and Finance & General Purposes committees.
Mark Fry comments, “The IPA plays a vital role not only in raising standards within the insolvency profession, but also in widening knowledge and understanding of the value of the work of insolvency practitioners.
“I have enjoyed a long relationship with the IPA and it is a real honour to be elected as Deputy Vice-President. It’s important that those with first-hand knowledge in insolvency practice play an active role in working within the professional bodies that shape policy.”
David Kerr, Chief Executive of the IPA, comments, “It’s great to have Mark as Deputy Vice-President. Over the years he has given his time and energy to the IPA and we value the attributes and experience he brings. With so many ongoing debates about current issues within the insolvency sector, the contribution of leading experts like Mark will be crucial.”
With more than 20 years’ experience as an insolvency practitioner, Mark was originally a founding partner in Taylor Gotham & Fry, a specialist boutique practice in the corporate recovery sector, which he sold to Begbies Traynor in 2005. He is now a member of the plc board of Begbies Traynor Group and is the national head of its restructuring and insolvency practice. During his time at Begbies Traynor, he has developed a separate but integrated restructuring and banking practice; this part of the business has worked in both debtor and creditor led turnaround situations. Mark is also CEO of BTG Mesirow Financial Consulting, Begbies Traynor Group’s joint venture with American business Mesirow Financial Consulting.
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