Meet a Committee member: Myles Jacobson, member of the External Affairs and Member Services Committee
Other articles (Insolvency Practitioner, May 2021):
- Michelle Thorp, CEO
- Kevin Hellard, President
- First Review of the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016: Call for Evidence
- Notice to all Money Laundering Reporting Officers supervised by the IPA
- IPA Learning: An essential update on the new Breathing Space legislation
- IPA members receive 10% off ISS Anti-Money Laundering training
- Updating member details
- Inspection and regulatory update 2021: Managing remote working, training and risk
- Production and Disclosure Orders: Guidance from the Metropolitan Police
- Case law update
- New IPA External Affairs and Business Affairs personnel
- Appointments to the IPA Board
What is your career background?
I began my corporate recovery and insolvency career at BDO Stoy Hayward in 1996, at the age of 22. It was not planned, and I can honestly say that I did not know a great deal about what was even involved. I have worked at both mid-tier firms and smaller mixed practices before arriving at ReSolve last year.
How did you join the External Affairs and Member Services Committee?
I joined the Committee when it was the examinations and training Committee back in 2012 or so, and I felt that I wanted to contribute to the profession. I emailed the IPA and was asked to sit on a Committee meeting before coming on board.
What is the value to you of being on this Committee?
The Committee I joined has obviously merged with another in recent years. I enjoy engaging with others in the profession and discussing matters (training/membership/conferences) that are of importance to our members and the wider community. It is fulfilling to be involved in the decision-making process.
If you weren’t an Insolvency Practitioner, what would you be doing?
That is a question that always arouses my interest when reading what other contributors say. I actually do not know. As a teenager, I had visions of joining the SAS, which were probably brought about by watching “Who Dares Wins” too many times. Apart from that I had an interest in being a City trader – not as exciting!