CFA Societies Australia appoints first National CEO

Executive Move


CFA Societies Australia, representing its members and CFA charter-holders across Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, has announced the appointment of Lisa Carroll as its first National chief executive officer, effective 24 September 2018.

In this role, according to CFA Societies Australia, Carroll will focus on "delivering greater member value and supporting the ongoing growth and recognition of the CFA designation across Australia."

Carroll joins CFA Societies Australia from Good Shepherd Microfinance where, as chief operating officer, she has been responsible for improving the delivery of financial inclusion products and affordable financial programs to people on low incomes.

Commenting on her appointment, Ganesh Suntharam, president of CFA Society Sydney, said: “Our societies primarily operate as volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisations. This appointment allows us to expand our engagement with members and with the industry more broadly, and to build on our mission of promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence across the financial services industry”.

Exciting to be first: Q&A with CFA Societies Australia's Lisa Carroll


It's been nine months since Lisa Carroll's appointment as the inaugural National CEO of CFA Societies Australia. We ask her about the joys and challenges of the role so far and her goals in the first 12 months. She also shares her view on the challenges facing the industry and the CFA's part in rebuilding trust, and offers some sage advice to her younger self.



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