The FCSI® Advisory Council's mandate is to shape and promote the FCSI® credential (and the interests of the FCSI® community) to the financial services industry and the investing public. The Council ensures the continued elevation of the FCSI® credential, improves protection to the public who rely on the knowledge and competence of FCSI®s, and acts as key ambassadors to and mentors within the financial services community.

The Council consists of 1 CSI representative and 12 volunteers from across Canada who are FCSI®s in good standing. Members sit on the Council for a 2-year term, with the potential to renew.


The Council oversees the FCSI® and ensures that it - and its holders - continually meet unparalleled educational, ethical and professional standards. Key functions of the Council include:

  • Participating in setting annual objectives for the Council based on the needs of FCSI® stakeholders, the investing public and the industry
  • Helping to establish and implement FCSI® awareness campaigns and events
  • Contributing to the FCSI® community to promote awareness of the pinnacle credential (e.g., writing articles, being profiled, submitting testimonials, etc.)
  • Serving on related committees where appropriate (e.g., Ethics Committee)


The following is a list of current FCSI® Advisory Council

James Campbell, Dipl. B., CFP®, FMA, CIM®, DMS, MBA, CGAP, FCSI®, CIWM
President, Senior Wealth and Estate Planner
IIS Insurance and Risk Strategies
Ottawa, ON


Tiffany L Harding, CFP®, CLU, CIWM, FCSI®
Vice President, Wealth Planning
Gluskin Sheff
Toronto ON

Darcy Fitzhenry, CIM®, FCSI®
Senior Manager, FCC Sanctions Advisory
Financial Crime Compliance
HSBC Bank Canada 407 - 8th Avenue SW,
Calgary, AB T2P 1E5

Édith Beaucage, GPC, CIM®, MBA, EMBA, FCSI®
Discretionary Manager
Laval, QC

John Kountourakis, B.A., FMA, CIM®, FCSI®
Investment Advisor
Manulife Securities Inc.
St Laurent, QC

Joseph O'Donnell, FCSI®, CIM®, CDFA
Investment Advisor/Portfolio Manager
National Bank Financial
Fredericton, NB

Kevin L. Gebert, CIWM CIM® FCSI®
Financial Planner
Greenrock Financial Group Inc.
13791 89th Ave, Surrey, B.C., V3V 6K7

Kevin Geiger, CIM®, FCSI®
Director, Sales
ICM Asset Management
Calgary, AB

Sébastien Bérard, CIM®, FMA, CFP®, B.A. (Économique), Pl.fin, FCSI®
Conseiller Principal Gestion Privée
Financière Banque Nationale
Québec, QC

Tania Slade, CFA, CFP, CIM, FCSI
Senior Director, Program Management
BMO Wealth Management
Toronto, ON

Allen Xiao, CFA, CPA, FCSI®
Deputy Chief Risk Officer
Amundi US
Boston, MA

Interested in Joining the FCSI® Advisory Council?

Email us your resume.


With leadership comes great responsibility. As distinguished leaders in financial services, FCSI®s are held to the highest ethical standards. It's not just something to strive toward - it's a requirement. FCSI®s subscribe to a Code of Ethics and are required to set the standard of conduct in their field. In order to maintain their Fellow, FCSIs must also re-confirm their commitment to the Code of Ethics every year.

Read the FCSI® Code of Ethics

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