FPI announces the appointment of new board members

13 August 2012 The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI)

The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new non-executive directors of the Institute for a two year term, namely; Logie Govender, CFP®, David Thomson, CFP® and Natasja Norval Hart, CFP®, effective from July 2012. These new FPI board members will replace the outgoing Raymond Snyders, CFP®, Kathrin Franz, CFP® and Nasrat Edoo Sirkissoon, CFP® who contributed enormously to the Institute during their tenure.

Logie Govender, CFP® is currently the Regional Manager at NMG Employee Benefits in Durban and consults to a broad range of clients. In relation to her appointment she added, “I’m ecstatic to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Institute and look forward to effectively serving the institute forth going”

David Thomson, CFP® , an attorney, is employed as a legal adviser by Sanlam Life (Broker Distribution Services) and has for 15 years served independent financial planners and selected intermediaries in the banking environment. He expressed, “I am thankful to have been chosen as a member of the FPI board, and undertake to further serve the institute in a professional manner. Financial planning is currently at the cross-roads in South Africa and the FPI is at the forefront of the industry’s progression. With that said, it’s a great honor to be part of the team. ”

Natasja Norval Hart, CFP®, 2010 FPI Financial Planner of the Year and currently an independent Financial Planner with Sasfin Financial Advisory Services. She added “It is a great honor to be given the opportunity to work with like-minded professionals and share my experience to help shape the destiny of financial planners in South Africa”

“We appreciate having worked exceptionally well and hard with the outgoing board members in positioning the Financial Planning Institute with the introduction and implementation of the new strategy. We are particularly pleased to have these distinguished professionals join the FPI Board. I look forward to working with them, knowing that their contributions will be key to helping take FPI to even greater heights.” says FPI Chairperson-Elect, Sankie Morata, CFP®.

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