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Senior advice executive joins the Future2 Board

One of the financial advice sector’s most prominent senior executives has joined the board of Future2 Foundation.

Marianne Perkovic, Executive General Manager Advice at Commonwealth Bank, was unanimously endorsed as a Future2 director/trustee at a recent board meeting, for a three year term.

Future2 Chair Steve Helmich warmly welcomed Ms Perkovic to the board. “Marianne is one of the most outstanding women in Australian financial services. We have no doubt that our board will benefit hugely from her contribution, drawn on a long and distinguished career.

“As Future2 works towards greater engagement by financial planners in their profession’s charitable foundation, Marianne’s enormous breadth of experience in the advice sector will be invaluable to us”, he added.

Ms Perkovic has twenty years’ experience in financial services. She joined the Commonwealth Bank Group in 2010 as General Manager of Distribution at Colonial First State and was promoted to Executive General Manager CBA Wealth Management in 2012. Prior to joining CBA she was with Count Financial Limited for more than 11 years, being appointed CEO and MD in 2006. That appointment made her the youngest female CEO of an ASX listed company. Marianne holds directorships across a number of CBA’s subsidiary boards.

On her appointment Perkovic said, “I am very passionate about the important role that advice and the industry play in helping people achieve their goals and provide them with more life choices. I feel privileged to have been asked to join the board and look forward to continuing the great work Future2 is doing,” she added.

The Future2 board now numbers 9 directors/trustees, including three who are nominated by the board of the Financial Planning Association.