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Ray Martin to open FPA Congress

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has today announced that celebrated journalist, Ray Martin, will open this year’s Professionals Congress. Ray will be hosting a discussion with three other inspiring Australians: Jihad Dib, Tara Moss and Ita Buttrose, to kick off the event which will be held in Adelaide from the 19 – 21 November.

Along with his award-winning career as a journalist reporting for outlets such as ABC and 60 Minutes, Ray has been involved in various charities and is a celebrated media personality.

“There is no one better qualified to open this year’s Congress, and we look forward to Ray taking us on a journey through the lives of the guests,” Mark Rantall, CEO of the FPA, said.

“Our focus for Congress is to inspire greatness among the financial planning profession and it is appropriate to open the event with a discussion among four esteemed Australians, including Ita Buttrose, the 2013 Australian of the Year.

“These four Australians have all made a difference in the lives of others through their chosen vocation. We firmly believe that planners are doing the same in the lives of their clients, and Congress is about highlighting this message and inspiring planners to continue making a difference.”

As well as esteemed author, businesswoman and editor, Ita Buttrose, the panel will be completed by Jihad Dib and Tara Moss.

Jihad Dib, Principal at Punchbowl Boys’ High School, managed to change the culture of an entire school through his modern-day leadership style, which also resulted in Jihad winning the Inspiration category for NSW at the 2013 Pride of Australia awards.

The panel will be rounded out by Tara Moss, former supermodel and author of nine bestselling novels. Tara is a voice for the rights of women and children and she will will explore how we are inspired to greatness by our passion and commitment.

Ray, Jihad, Tara and Ita join Andrew Denton, Maggie Beer, Carl Richards and Michael McQueen on the list of personalities announced for this year’s Congress.

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