David Crawford, director of Insurance Advisernet, has been appointed as the new chairperson of Professional IQ College.
The retirement of long serving Professional IQ Chairperson, Richard Russell and recent departure of Principal, Lesley Southwick has provided an opportunity for the Board to review how the College can best meet the increasing learning and development needs of the industry in the coming two to three years.
“In preparation for the likely outcomes of the Financial Advisers Act (FAA) review, the College has undertaken a review of our focus, structure and how we best deliver to the needs of advisers and the insurance industry,” says Crawford.
“One outcome of the FAA review is certain, and that is change,” says Crawford. “Ensuring that we anticipate what the insurance industry needs as new requirements are introduced, will be key,”
“It is our role as a leading learning and development partner to provide resources that not only help businesses adjust to new requirements, but which also support their service to consumers,” says Crawford.
Crawford brings with him extensive knowledge of financial services and the advice industry, working as a corporate broker in New Zealand, London and the Middle East, before joining Insurance Advisernet as CEO in 2006, and latterly as a Director. He has also served on the IBANZ Board since 2007.
“We look forward to working with our industry partners as the College enters into a new phase of development and growth,” says Crawford.