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FPA announces new Board member

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) today announced Mark Rantall CFP® will finish his term as an FPA Board director, effective 28 February 2018.

Mr Rantall, who served as FPA CEO from July 2010 to February 2016, has provided an invaluable advisory role to the FPA as a Board member since then.

Newly appointed Board member Jane Bowd, who is a non-elected, independent director will commence on 1 March 2018. She is currently the Group Company Secretary & Corporate Counsel at Coca-Cola Amatil.

FPA Chair Neil Kendall CFP® said, “On behalf of the FPA Board and all our members, I sincerely thank Mark for his dedication to the financial planning profession and his commitment to the FPA.

“He has been with us on our journey to reach higher education and advice standards, and has tirelessly campaigned to ensure both members and consumers benefit from proposed industry and government reforms. He has also helped grow both the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® mark and number of CFP® professionals in Australia.

“I am also very pleased to welcome Jane Bowd to the FPA Board. Jane brings deep knowledge and expertise in legal and governance matters from her prior financial services roles, and private practice.”

Ms Bowd holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance, Master of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts, and is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon.

The announcement of Ms Bowd’s new position follows the election of Michelle Tate-Lovery CFP® to the FPA Board, and the re-election to the Board of Marisa Broome CFP® and Delma Newton CFP® in late November 2017.