New Chairman for bridging finance body

Brightstar Financial chief Rob Jupp has been named as the next Chairman of The Association of Bridging Professionals (AOBP). 

He’ll take over from Jonathan Newman (of legal firm Brightstone Law), who has headed up the organisation for the last couple of years.

Jupp has been on the Executive Committee of the AOBP since the beginning of last year and will take up the reins next month. He sounds understandably chuffed to bits…

“It’s an honour to be taking over the Chairmanship from Jonathan after a very successful two years with him at the helm. The short-term sector has experienced exponential growth – and it’s crucial that we have a relevant trade body at its epicentre.

“I am determined to ensure that we continue to have a positive dialogue with the FCA and, where appropriate, to use disciplinary processes within our constitution to root out inappropriate practices that could tarnish the short term community.”

Outgoing Chairman Jonathan Newman: “I am so pleased that Rob has accepted the position. The members and the industry as a whole should have absolute confidence that their new Chairman will carry out his office with enthusiasm and integrity. As new entrants with innovative business models appear, it will be one of the Chairman’s responsibilities to ensure that processes continue to uphold best practice standards for the good of the members and the wider market.”

Jupp’s first big address will be at the AOBP AGM 2013 on October 24th,where members will be invited to pose questions/heckle the Executive Committee about its plans for 2014 and the state of the market.