STEP CEO Harvey in sudden departure announcement
David Harvey, chief executive of the London-based, globally active Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners for the past 15 years, is to leave the organisation on 30 June, the organisation announced today.
The organisation didn’t give a reason for Harvey’s departure, and officials were’t immediately available for comment on Monday evening.
In a group statement, posted on the STEP website, the organisation’s board said arrangements to recruit a successor to Harvey were “under way”, but that in the meantime, STEP deputy CEO George Hodgson has assumed the role of interim chief executive.
In its statement, the STEP board thanked Harvey for his “hard work, vision, and commitment over all of those years”.
“We wish him every success in the future,” the statement added.
Harvey said his 15 years at STEP had been “incredible” and wished the organisation, its members and employees as well as “all of those they serve” every success in the future.
According to STEP’s website, During Harvey’s tenure at the helm of STEP, its membership has gone from circa 6,500 members to more than 20,000.