REEVES restructuring partner Andrew Tate will take the reins at insolvency trade association R3 in 2016.
Tate, who has previously chaired the regulatory board the Joint Insolvency Committee, will become vice-president in 2015 before stepping up to president a year later.
A long-time member of R3, he was elected to its council in 2012 and currently chairs its smaller practices group.
Tate said: “There are a number of fundamental changes to the insolvency market at present through the economic conditions and legislative changes which are being introduced. This is an exciting time for the insolvency profession and I am thrilled to be part of the leadership team at our trade body so that I can participate in shaping the future of the industry”.
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