Financial Planning Standards Board Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors   

01 July 2018: Johannesburg – Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB), owner of the international CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification programme outside the United States, is seeking nominations for one open four-year position on FPSB’s Board of Directors, beginning 1 April 2019. Nominations should be submitted to the FPSB Nominating Committee Coordinator at no later than 17h00 (MDT) on Friday, 3 August 2018.

To be considered, nominees for FPSB’s 2019 Board of Directors are required to: 
Be able to participate in English-language meetings; and
Not be an office bearer with an FPSB member organisation while sitting on the FPSB Board of Directors

In addition, FPSB’s Nominating Committee will favour candidates with one or more of the following characteristics for the Board of Directors:

If a CFP® professional, volunteer experience with an FPSB member organisation and endorsement from that organisation
Experience in markets where financial planning is well developed (and evolving differently than in the past)
Current executive-level experience in wealth management/financial planning with a global/international firm
Experience with launching into multiple new territories and making business model adaptations
Entrepreneurial mindset to take a business through launch and growth to development stages in non-profit, professional body or non-government organisation spaces

“The FPSB Board of Directors and FPSB’s member organisations are committed to increasing consumers’ access to competent and ethical financial advisors and financial planners globally as well as establishing financial planning as a global profession,” said FPSB Board Chairperson, Barry Horner, CFP®.

“FPSB is seeking a new person to join its Board who will add geographic diversity, has a global mindset, and is comfortable in dynamic business environments to complement the experiences and skill sets of the existing Board.”

FPSB’s Board of Directors is responsible for:

guiding the organisation’s administration of its public interest mission and vision; 
developing governing policies that address the broadest levels of all organisational decisions and situations; 
identifying needs and advocating on behalf of FPSB’s membership; and 
overseeing organisational performance and providing strategic guidance to FPSB’s CEO. 

As the preeminent standards-setting organisation for competent and ethical financial planners, FPSB works with its network of 26 member organisations to develop, promote and enforce standards for over 175,000 CFP® professionals worldwide.

FPSB will finalise its selection for the FPSB Board by February 2019. The chosen individuals will join other volunteer Board members from Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For more on FPSB Board members’ duties and responsibilities, see the FPSB Board of Directors Member Job Description.

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