The new Financial Planning Association's new chief executive has commenced his appointment, succeeding Mark Rantall.
Formerly general manager of policy and conduct since 2010, Dante De Gori was announced as Rantall's successor in November 2015; and like Rantall, he holds a Certified Financial Planner designation.
"I am honoured to be appointed as FPA CEO. As we transition into a respected profession I'll continue to work with our members, government and other key stakeholders towards a better financial future for all Australians," De Gori said.
"In many ways it's business as usual at the FPA. Our focus, dedication and drive to secure the right outcomes remain the same. Building consumer trust is a high priority and something I am personally passionate about.
"Building consumer trust is not a short term challenge but it is key to financial planning as a profession - and in the best interests of the many Australians who need financial advice."
Commenting on Rantall's departure, De Gori added, "I want to thank Mark Rantall for his dedication and leadership. Mark has been instrumental in driving the positive changes taking place in our profession. I look forward to building on his legacy."