Press Release  Wednesday, Jul 06, 2022

Financial Planning Standards Board Appoints Elle Manton as Director of Communications

DENVER, COLO – 6 JULY 2022Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB), the standards-setting body for the global financial planning profession and owner of the international CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification program, today announced that Elle Manton has joined FPSB as Director of Communications, based in Sydney, Australia.

Manton will lead communications, marketing, branding, public relations and digital media for FPSB. She will also work closely with FPSB’s global network of organizations administering CFP certification programs throughout Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East to promote CFP certification and the global financial planning profession.

“FPSB is committed to building greater public awareness of the value of financial planning and of working with a financial advisor that has committed to competency and ethical standards, like CFP professionals,” said FPSB CEO Noel Maye.

“Elle brings deep experience and understanding of how to develop messages and campaigns that will engage the public, and motivate them to act. I’m pleased to have her join the FPSB team and take our global communications efforts to the next level.”

Manton was previously Head of Marketing and Communications at the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA Australia), where she worked for 17 years.

“Elle has first-hand experience of the demands faced by CFP professionals and the organizations that certify them, as well as a solid understanding of the opportunities to leverage FPSB’s voice within the wider financial planning ecosystem,” added Maye.

“I am delighted to join FPSB and to work with our global network of Affiliates to support CFP professionals around the world,” said Manton. “I’m passionate about elevating the standing and recognition of our global profession so that more people benefit from professional financial planning advice. On a personal note, financial planning means a lot to me. I’ve worked with my own CFP professional for many years. Having a financial plan in place has given me peace of mind and the ability to spend my time and energy enjoying the things that really matter to me and my family.” 

About FPSB

FPSB manages, develops and operates certification, education and related programs to benefit the global community by establishing, upholding and promoting worldwide professional standards in financial planning. FPSB demonstrates its commitment to excellence with the marks of professional distinction – CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and CFP Logo Mark – which it owns outside the United States. FPSB and the FPSB global network administer CFP certification and other programs in the following 27 territories: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, People’s Republic of China, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. At the end of 2021, there were 203,312 CFP professionals worldwide. For more, visit

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