Paul Turner is to join the CII in January to develop a new exam framework.
He will focus on driving through the CII's review of its financial planning examinations and qualifications.
Turner has been seconded from the FSA to the Financial Services Skills Council where he had responsibility for delivering the new exams.
He has worked at Edexcel as subject officer and qualifications leader.
Turner says: “Having been involved in the examination review since the outset, I am looking forward to the opportunity to turn the proposals into a framework of examinations and qualifications which will meet the needs of financial advisers and enhance consumer confidence in our industry.”
CII director general Sandy Scott says: “The Skills Council has set a demanding timetable for the introduction of the new examination syllabus. Paul's experience means he is ideally suited to his new role.”