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Seal of approval for new ICM President

9 February 2011

Stephen Baister, a solicitor and the Chief Bankruptcy Registrar since 2004, has been confirmed as the new President of the Institute of Credit Management (ICM) following the Board’s meeting in December 2010. He succeeds Master Robert Turner.

A graduate of Merton College, Oxford, Stephen was admitted as a solicitor in 1981, being articled to Pritchard Englefield & Tobin. He became a licensed insolvency practitioner in 1985 as a Partner with Judge Sykes & Harrison which he left in 1994 to join Druces & Attlee. He has been a Bankruptcy Registrar of the High Court since 1996, and was appointed Chief Bankruptcy Registrar in 2004.

Philip King, Chief Executive of the ICM, is delighted to have such a well-qualified professional as the Institute’s new President: “Stephen is the ideal man to take on the role and continue the good work of his predecessor, Robert Turner” he says. “We shall look to his notable experience to lend further support to our ambitions as an Institute to provide even greater benefits to our Members.”

Among Stephen’s responsibilities will be to preside over future annual general meetings and extraordinary general meetings, as well as attending Advisory Council and Executive Board meetings. He will act as the official representative of the ICM at formal occasions where needed, as well as being an Ambassador for the Institute in promoting the role of professional credit managers across business and the regions.

As well as his professional qualifications, Stephen holds a PhD in Law from University College, London, and is a regular lecturer and contributor to insolvency and legal journals.