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FP Canada has named Tashia Batstone its new president and CEO effective May 3, 2021, the certification body said in a release on Monday.

Batstone has served in leadership roles with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), including leading the development of the CPA certification program, the release said.

Prior to joining CPA Canada, Batstone served for five years as CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador.

She also has extensive experience in board governance and serves on a number of not-for-profit boards, the release said.

Batstone replaces Cary List, who will retire on June 30.

Batstone’s “tremendous leadership skills, her passion for professionalization of financial planning, and her belief in our public interest mandate will serve FP Canada extremely well going forward,” List said in the release.

The change in leadership comes as Ontario consults on a proposal for the regulation of the “financial planner” and “financial advisor” titles.