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CBA financial advice exec joins Future2 board

Commonwealth Bank of Australia executive Marianne Perkovic has joined the board of the FPA’s Future2 Foundation for a three-year term.

According to a statement from the FPA, the CBA executive general manager of advice – whom it describes as “one of the financial advice sector’s most prominent senior executives” – was unanimously endorsed as a Future2 director/trustee at a recent board meeting.

Future2 chair Steve Helmich said Ms Perkovic is one of the “most outstanding women in Australian financial services” and the board would 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 said.

Ms Perkovic has twenty years’ experience in financial services and first joined CBA in 2010 as general manager of distribution at Colonial First State.

Prior to joining CBA she was with Count Financial Limited for more than 11 years, being appointed chief executive in 2006, making her the youngest female chief executive of an ASX listed company.

“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,” Ms Perkovic said.