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FPA appoints Dale Boucher as new Chair of Conduct Review Commission

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has announced the appointment of Dale Boucher as Chair of its Conduct Review Commission (CRC), with outgoing Chair Graham McDonald remaining a CRC member in the role of Deputy Chair.

The CRC is an independently chaired tribunal that hears and determines disciplinary complaints, holding FPA members accountable to high standards of ethics and professionalism.

Mr Boucher, previously CRC Deputy Chair, commenced as Chair on 1 April 2019. He brings to the role a depth and breadth of experience that spans more than four decades and includes time as the Australian Government Solicitor, a Partner with Minter Ellison in Canberra, Chairman of the Tax Practitioners Board, a Chair of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia Tribunal and most recently the Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation and CEO of the Legal Services Council.

Mr Boucher’s appointment includes the role of Independent Code Administrator (ICA) for the FPA Professional Ongoing Fees Code, the FPA’s ASIC approved code.

Mr McDonald has stepped down as Chair due to family circumstances. In the role of Deputy Chair, Mr McDonald will continue to support the CRC.

Commenting on the new appointment, Chair of the FPA Marisa Broome CFP®, said: “Both Dale and Graham remain committed to the CRC and upholding the high standing of members, and we’re delighted to welcome Dale as new Chair.”

“The FPA’s Code of Professional Conduct continues to play an important part in holding members accountable for misconduct, and provides significant benefits for consumer protection.

“We would like to thank Graham for his important contribution as Chair of the CRC, and we’re very happy that he’s able to continue on in his new role as Deputy Chair,” added Ms Broome.