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AFA appoints Linda Vogel as General Counsel, Professionalism

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AFA appoints Linda Vogel as General Counsel, Professionalism

 

AFA General Counsel, Professionalism
Linda Vogel

 

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SYDNEY: 3 May, 2017 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) today announced the appointment of Linda Vogel to the role of General Counsel, Professionalism.

AFA CEO Philip Kewin said Ms Vogel will work with the AFA’s General Manager, Policy & Professionalism to ready the association to become a monitoring body of an ASIC-approved AFA Code Scheme under the new Professional Standards of Financial Advisers Act, and to prepare members for the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) requirements.


“We are delighted to welcome Ms Vogel to the AFA team,” Mr Kewin said. “She is a highly-qualified lawyer with over 30 years’ legal experience including as general counsel and company secretary for listed and unlisted organisations. Ms Vogel’s primary role with the AFA is to develop the AFA’s Professional Standards and Ethics Code, associated processes, governance and guides.”


Ms Vogel has extensive experience in code development and management, as the former Head of Professional Conduct at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for 10 years, enforcing professional standards and the associated Code of Ethics.  Most recently Ms Vogel was Senior Legal Counsel at Deloitte Touche Tohmastu where she conducted an independent legal and regulatory review of Deloitte’s businesses in Australia and assisted in the drafting of Deloitte’s Principles of Business Conduct.


“I am delighted to join the AFA as General Counsel, Professionalism, and use my expertise in developing the AFA Code and practice guides,” she said. “I look forward to meeting and working with the AFA Community.”


Ms Vogel will report to the AFA’s General Manager, Policy & Professionalism, Samantha Clarke.  

 

 

 

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The Association of Financial Advisers Limited (AFA) has been the authentic voice on the value of financial advice for over 70 years. Today, the AFA is a vibrant, innovative association, where the underlying driver of policy is the belief that great advice transforms lives. To this end the AFA is striving to achieve the vision of Great Advice for More Australians. The AFA’s ongoing relevance as a professional association is derived from our success in engaging with the major stakeholders in financial advice including advisers, consumers, licensees, product and service providers, and the regulator and government. Culturally we believe in the value of collaboration to create powerful outcomes and this drives how we achieve influence and work towards our vision.