The Financial Planning Association of Australia The Financial Planning Association of Australia

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Dante De Gori is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). A proud CFP® professional, Dante is passionate about advancing the financial planning profession, supporting FPA members through change and building widespread consumer trust.

Prior to commencing this role on 1 March 2016, Dante spent five years as General Manager, Policy and Conduct at the FPA. During this time, he developed a deep understanding of the complex issues in financial planning and the diverse needs of FPA members. In this role, Dante led the FPA’s proactive policy and government relations strategy, participating in key Parliamentary Inquiries, Government Committees and Treasury Working Groups. He also led the formulation of countless FPA policy submissions and has been responsible for overseeing the professional conduct and accountability of FPA members and FPA Professional Practices.

Dante has 15 years’ experience within financial services. Prior to joining the FPA, he worked in technical roles with a number of organisations such as ClearView Financial Management, Zurich Financial Services and Asteron Life (Suncorp).

Dante holds a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Finance), a Graduate Certificate in Politics and Policy, a Diploma in Financial Planning, and is currently completing a Masters in Government and Commercial Law. He has also completed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification program, the gold standard in financial planning.



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Ben Marshan is the Head of Policy at the Financial Planning Association (FPA). Passionate about making the financial planning profession accessible to all Australians, Ben is committed to providing guidance and mentorship to financial planners so that they can continue to deliver improved consumers outcomes, in times of legislative change.

Before commencing as Head of Policy in July 2016, Ben spent six months with the FPA as Professional Standards Advocacy Manager. He has a further ten years’ experience working with the FPA on member committees and working groups and spent nine years at State Super Financial Services (now StatePlus) as a Financial Planner and Senior Manager.

During 18 months at KPMG, Ben was the financial advice subject matter expert, helping clients develop practice management frameworks, improve the efficiency of advice provision, reviewing advice, assisting in EUs, remediation programs and regulator enquiries, reviewing culture, policies and procedures and compliance with regulatory obligations.

Ben holds the CFP® designation and LRS® Life Risk Specialist designation, as well as a Masters of Commerce in Financial Planning. He also holds a Bachelor of Science with first class honours.