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New EACTP directors welcomed on board

The European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (EACTP) has welcomed three new members to its Executive Board.

Ian Gray, from the UK, Jukka-Pekka Joensuu, from Finland, and Mario Masciocchi, from Italy, have been appointed as directors of the pioneering body that has established the first European-wide accreditation programme for turnaround practitioners.

Mr Gray, of Baronsmead Consulting, Mr Joensuu, of PwC Helsinki, and Mr Masciocchi, of Impact Srl, are highly experienced and respected turnaround management professionals.

I am absolutely delighted that Ian, Jukka-Pekka and Mario have joined us to help drive our pioneering organisation forward. They bring a wealth of European experience to our board, at a crucial time as we continue to grow and prepare to launch our examination programme next year.

Tyrone Courtman, President of the EACTP

Mr Gray has become chair of the EACTP’s Standards and Admissions Committee, replacing Alan Tilley, who will now chair the Examination and Training Committee.

Tyrone Courtman, president of the EACTP, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Ian, Jukka-Pekka and Mario have joined us to help drive our pioneering organisation forward. They bring a wealth of European experience to our board, at a crucial time as we continue to grow and prepare to launch our examination programme next year.”

The organisation has also had a surge of applications in recent weeks following a successful membership offer that ended in December.

Mr Courtman added: “I am thrilled at the growing numbers of turnaround professionals from across the continent who are recognising the many benefits of becoming members of the EACTP.”

The EACTP’s accreditation programme aims to provide an industry standard ‘kitemark’ of quality in the practice of turnaround and restructuring, and acknowledges the increasing significance of turnaround management as a specialised profession with specific skills.

Applications are welcome from anyone who can prove a strong record in turnaround management, including lawyers, bankers, accountants, insolvency practitioners and managers.

Applicants need to demonstrate technical expertise and practical experience in turnaround, by providing case studies and references in which they had substantial and significant influence. All applicants will also be interviewed by a member of the EACTP’s Standards and Admissions committee.

The process of entry through demonstrated experience will run until the end of this year, and from 2015 all applicants will be required to pass exams.

For more information, including details of how to apply, please see our Apply Now pages.


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