Andrew Smith, joint managing director, sales and marketing at OWA (UK), took over FIS presidency during our AGM at the conference on 9 November. Andrew has been an active FIS board member for six years, supporting the merger of AIS and FPDC. His priority is to continue the process of developing the organisation by encouraging change and improvement.

The first major event in Andrew’s calendar is the President’s Lunch which takes place on Tuesday 6 February 2018, at Plaisterers’ Hall in London. Here, FIS members can celebrate their employees by nominating them for a President’s Award. Please do support this event by entering the staff that you feel deserve an award – there are four categories: Apprentice of the Year; Outstanding Employee; Future Leader and last, but not least, Lifetime Achievement.

Read the full interview with Andrew Smith in November’s FIS Focus magazine here.

President’s Award nominations and Lunch bookings can be made here.