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Mississauga, Ont.–based Knowledge First Financial Inc. has appointed Carrie Russell as its new president and CEO, the RESP provider said in a release on Friday.

Russell is currently an independent director for several Canadian financial technology companies. She has held executive leadership roles at global payments provider D+H, TD Bank Group and, most recently, Equifax Canada.

She succeeds George Hopkinson, who’s retiring after serving as president and CEO for 11 years.