The Canadian Institute of Financial Planners (CIFPs) appointed a new chairman and board of directors at its annual general meeting in Vancouver on Thursday.

James Boylan, financial planner and branch manager with SISIP Financial Services in Halifax has been elected chairman of the CIFPs board of directors for fiscal 2015-16.

Boylan replaces Tony Mahabir, principal at Oakville, Ont.-based Canfin Financial Group of Cos. Mahabir will remain on the board as a director.

Peter Volpe, director of IC Wealth Management and senior wealth advisor with ScotiaMcleod Ltd., was elected first vice chairman of the board; and Paul Griffin, associate dean with the Humber College Business School, has been elected second vice chairman.

Ida-Jean McIntyre of Victoria has been re-elected Retirement Planning Association of Canada (RPAC) director.

Carol Chow, director of advice and service capability with Toronto-based Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, has been elected chairwoman of the CIFP Retirement Institute. The institute was established in January 2014 with a mandate of conducting research to advance the retirement planning process.

Keith Costello, president and CEO of CIFPs, has been re-elected as an associate director of the board.

The other directors for 2015-16 include:

  • Chet Brothers, financial planner and founder of Brothers & Co. Financial in Regina.
  • Neil Townsend, Employee Development Consultant at Conexus Credit Union in Regina.
  • Patrick O’Meara, professor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary.