The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has appointed James Stockdale as global director of learning.
Stockdale, who was previously assistant director of qualifications at the organisation, will head up the CISI's qualifications and learning resources department.
In the role, he will be responsible for the quality of the CISI's qualifications and its educational material, ensuring they continue to meet the needs of the sector.
Stockdale said he was keen to "embrace technological changes" to deliver a better learning experience for advisers.
Stockdale spent 13 years at the OCR examinations board, working with the qualification regulators, including Ofqual, to ensure the qualifications and their assessments met the regulatory criteria.
Following OCR, he joined the sector skills council for the retail sector, Skillsmart Retail, followed by the Institute of Motor Industry, where he was responsible for the national occupational standards and apprenticeship frameworks. He is also a director at the Federation of Awarding Bodies.
Stockdale said: "I am looking forward to using my expertise in maintaining and enhancing our professional examination, qualification and learning standards across our global operation."
The CISI is a global organisation working in co-operation with regulators, firms and other professional bodies on behalf of 40,000 members in 116 countries. In the past 12 months, more than 40,000 CISI examinations were sat.
In late 2015, the CISI merged with UK financial planner body the Institute of Financial Planning.
Last year it created a level 4 Financial Planning and Advice exam and can now offer candidates a direct study pathway to the globally recognised Certificate in Financial Planning (CFP) and the level 6 Diploma in Financial Planning.
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