Butler reappointed to Code Committee

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has appointed Dimity Kingsford-Smith, a Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales, to the Code Committee for Authorised Financial Advisers (AFAs).

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 9:50AM

FMA chief executive Sean Hughes said Kingsford-Smith's experience and expertise would be invaluable to the committee.

"Her membership will help foster closer trans-Tasman relations and will provide valuable insight and understanding of the financial adviser regime across the Tasman and of the best practice developments in the Australian regulatory environment."

Kingsford-Smith teaches in the areas of corporations law, the regulation of securities and financial products, corporate governance and the regulation of online investing.

She is the chair of the Conduct Review Committee, a professional disciplinary panel in the Australian financial services industry, and a member of the Australian Financial Advice Advisory Panel. She has advised the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and consulted to the Canadian Investment Dealers Association.

Hughes also announced the reappointments to the committee of the chairman, Ross Butler, and members Gary Young and David Ireland.

Butler's reappointment is for three years, Young's for one year and Ireland's is for two years.

Kingsford-Smith's appointment is for a term of three years.

"I am grateful to Ross, Gary and David for agreeing to continue their commitment of time and skills to the work of this important committee," Hughes said.

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