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CFA Societies Canada has new leadership for its board of directors as well as five new board members, the organization said in a release on Wednesday. CFA Societies Canada represents CFA charterholders and a dozen Canadian member societies to policy-makers and the public.

Ronald Schwarz has been appointed board chairman. He succeeds David Smith, who has concluded his term. 

“I am incredibly privileged to take on this role, alongside such a talented team of fellow leaders within the investment profession,” Schwarz said in the release. 

New additions to the 2021–2022 board are Emily Burt, CFA Society Winnipeg; Kathrin Forrest, CFA Society Toronto; Sean Kulik, CFA Society Ottawa; Carl Robert, CFA Montreal; and Andrew Walker, CFA Society Atlantic Canada.

“We are honoured to welcome new members to our experienced leadership team as we focus on our strategic objectives of advocacy, collaboration and communication, and drive both voice and value for our member societies and all CFA charterholders,” said Michael Thom, managing director of CFA Societies Canada, in the release.