DWF Debt Recovery Director Neil Jinks has been appointed President of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV), West Midlands Association.
The IRRV supports its members through professional and personal development in revenues, benefits and valuation and also works to influence legislation that will affect these areas through continued dialogue with government bodies.
As a senior director in DWF’s leading credit management and debt recovery team, Neil co-manages a team of 45 people to deliver the firm’s full-service debt recovery offering, which includes advising revenues professionals and credit managers across front end collections, debt litigation, strategic enforcement, insolvency proceedings, as well as providing technical support, consultancy and ancillary services.
Neil's appointment as President of the West Midlands Association will see him chairing the Association's Executive Committee and helping to drive the growth of the membership in the West Midlands, ensuring professionals in the region are able to stay ahead of current trends and upcoming legislation. He will also look to raise the profile of the Association, host a series of events throughout the year to engage with members and others in related areas including potential sponsors and culminating in the Association's Annual President's Dinner, which will be held in February 2018.
Neil Jinks said: "I've worked with many people in local government during my career and having been a Corporate Member of IRRV for a number of years as well as an Executive Member of the West Midlands Association, it is an honour to have been nominated and appointed President now.
"DWF works with more than a hundred local authorities to support them to address the debt issues often faced in local government and we pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise in the sector and staying at the heart of matters to have an understanding of the challenges our clients face.
"This appointment will enable me to engage with members and increase my awareness of any issues they face, and I hope to utilise my legal background and marketing skills to support the membership in keeping on top of legislative changes, helping to influence government policy as well as promoting the Association."
Neil was appointed President at the IRRV West Midlands Association's AGM on the 5th of April and will hold the position until re-elections next year. He is keen to hear from anyone who is interested in joining or supporting the Association.