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FPA announces new chair of tribunal body

The Financial Planning Association of Australia has appointed a new chair of its Conduct Review Commission after his predecessor stepped down due to family circumstances.

Dale Boucher is now the chair of the Conduct Review Commission (CRC), while outgoing chair Graham McDonald will remain a CRC member in the role of deputy chair, the FPA said in a statement.

Mr Boucher was previously CRC deputy chair, and commenced as chair on 1 April. His appointment includes the role of Independent Code Administrator (ICA) for the FPA Professional Ongoing Fees Code.

Before his time at the CRC, Mr Boucher spent time as the Australian Government Solicitor, a partner with MinterEllison in Canberra, chairman of the Tax Practitioners Board, a chair of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia Tribunal and, most recently, the commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation and the chief executive of the Legal Services Council.

“Both Dale and Graham remain committed to the CRC and upholding the high standing of members, and we’re delighted to welcome Dale as new chair,” said FPA chair Marisa Broome.

“The FPA’s Code of Professional Conduct continues to play an important part in holding members accountable for misconduct, and provides significant benefits for consumer protection.

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“We would like to thank Graham for his important contribution as chair of the CRC, and we’re very happy that he’s able to continue on in his new role as deputy chair.”

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