Conduct Review Commission

The Conduct Review Commission (CRC) helps us safe guard the professional reputation of our members, and provide added protection to consumers.


The CRC is an independent body put in place to ensure members are held accountable to the FPA Code of Professional Practice and Code of Ethics. The CRC plays a vital role in regulating the conduct of FPA members and upholding the highest ethical standards within the financial profession.

The key functions of the CRC are the following:

  • Determining whether disciplinary proceedings should commence against members
  • Hearing and determining complaints against members in respect of breaches
  • Hearing and determining appeals.

CRC Panel members

The CRC is made up of experienced members of the financial planning profession, relevant experts and members of the public.  The CRC may comprise up to 15 members, including the Chair and a Deputy Chair(s) each of which are appointed for a term of three years. The role of CRC Chair is typically held by a legally trained professional.

Graham McDonald
(CRC Chair – from 1 March 2017)
Dale Boucher
( CRC Deputy Chair – from 1 July 2017)
Sandra Bowley CFP® Financial Planner/Principal SBFP Appointed 1/08/18
Michael Chalmers CFP® Financial Planner/Principal Chalmers Private Wealth Pty Ltd Appointed 1/08/18
Gregory Cook CFP® FFPA LRS® Financial Planner/CEO Eureka Whittaker Macnaught Appointed 1/08/18
James Cotis CFP® Financial Planner/CEO Logical Financial Management Pty Ltd Appointed 1/08/18
Cherie Feher CFP® LRS® Operations and Insights Manager BT Financial Group Appointed 1/08/18
Dacian Moses CFP® Financial Planner/Director Waterfall Way Associates Appointed 1/08/18
Lisa Palmer CFP® Financial Planner/Practice Manager Statewide Super Appointed 1/08/18
Ragnhild Sky CFP® Client Services Manager Legal Super Appointed 1/08/18
Petra Churcher Consultant IPAC Appointed 1/12/17
Pippa Elliot CFP® Financial Planner/Director Momentum Planning Appointed 1/12/17
Michael Miller CFP® Financial Planner/Director MLC Advice Appointed 1/12/17
Shane Nicholas CFP® Financial Planner/Principal Innate Financial Services group Appointed 1/12/17