Former CEO of IFP Nick Cann will close the CISI Financial Planning Conference on Wednesday 27 September.
In 2013 Cann suffered a major stroke whilst giving a speech on financial planning at Nottingham University. This resulted in him losing his speech and he now has aphasia. It’s a condition that makes it difficult to speak and understand what other people are saying, as well as reading and writing.
With a combination of rehabilitation and personal conviction, Cann has made incredible strides both on the road to recovery and in the support of other stroke sufferers. He has set out to raise awareness and funds for the Stroke Association. This has involved him completing a distance cycle event and completing a 5km run.
Jacqueline Lockie, CFPTM Chartered FCSI, CISI Deputy Head of Financial Planning, said: “We are so pleased that Nick has agreed to close our Conference in September. His motivational presentation will be centred on overcoming difficulties and never giving up. It will be a truly inspirational session, focused on his own experience and testament to his tenacity and optimism. This is definitely a session not to be missed and we thank Nick for agreeing to be involved.”
Cann said: “I am delighted to be asked to close this year’s annual financial planning conference and I look forward to meeting up with old colleagues and friends at the event.”
The CISI’s nominated charity for this year’s Conference is Breast Cancer Now and it will also be making a donation to the Stroke Association.