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FPA congratulates FASEA on appointment of inaugural CEO


The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) welcomes the appointment of Dr Deen Sanders OAM as the inaugural CEO of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited (FASEA).

Commencing on 18 September 2017, Dr Sanders will lead the establishment of mandatory educational and training requirements, developing and setting an industry exam and creating a code of ethics that all financial planners will be required to adhere to.

Commenting on the appointment, Dante De Gori CFP®, CEO of the FPA, said, “Education continues to be top of mind for the financial planning community, ahead of the new education standards starting 1 January 2019.

“We congratulate FASEA on the appointment of Dr Deen Sanders as CEO. Deen has a great track record and is well known to the FPA as he was previously our Chief Professionalism Officer for six years. Deen’s ‘safe pair of hands’ will help guide the implementation of the new standards that will improve public trust and confidence in the financial planning profession.”

“We look forward to working with Deen and his team at FASEA in preparation for the commencement of the new education and professional standards. Once introduced, they will provide assurance to consumers that their financial planner will be highly trained, experienced and subject to an enforceable code of ethics,” said Mr De Gori.