AFA Launches Awards program 2022 Sponsored by Zurich and TAL

AFA Launches Awards program 2022 Sponsored by Zurich and TAL


SYDNEY: 11 July 2022 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and its partners have much pleasure in calling for nominations for this year’s two AFA awards:

• AFA Adviser of the Year, sponsored by Zurich
• AFA Female Excellence in Advice, sponsored by TAL

AFA CEO, Philip Anderson said the AFA Awards champion excellence, diversity and innovation by recognising the outstanding leaders in Advice and rewarding inspirational female leaders in Advice. “We are excited to run our adviser Awards program for the first time since 2019 and are looking for people within our profession who are doing great things for their clients and leading our profession in the direction of a brighter future where great advice is broadly recognised and valued. ” Mr Anderson said.

“It is great the AFA Adviser of the Year Award has come to life again for 2022 and we are really pleased to be an ongoing partner of this prestigious award”. Kieran Forde, Chief Distribution Officer, Zurich Life & Investments, said. “This Award recognises outstanding individuals and celebrates qualities of leadership, innovation, customer-centricity and commitment to professional excellence. Zurich is known for its longstanding commitment to high quality financial advice and this is just one of the ways we can ensure we support the profession, recognise the talent of these individuals and the positive contribution they make to the financial advice profession and broader financial services industry”.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting women in financial advice, we’re proud to sponsor the Female Excellence in Advice Award for the 10th year running.” Niall McConville, General Manager, Retail Distribution, TAL, commented. “The Award highlights the benefits that diversity brings to the advice profession and encourages more women to enter the industry. We are excited that we can once again recognise and celebrate outstanding women in financial advice who are making a significant contribution to their profession, their community, and their clients.”

Nominations for both AFA Awards will be open from today, Monday 11th July, and can be made via the following links:

AFA Adviser of the Year sponsored by Zurich
AFA Female Excellence in Advice sponsored by TAL

Winners will be announced on 23 September 2022, at the Gala Dinner held during the AFA National Conference at the RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

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The Association of Financial Advisers Limited (AFA) has been the authentic voice on the value of financial advice for over 75 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 its success in engaging with the major stakeholders in financial advice including advisers, consumers, licensees, product and service providers, and the regulator and government. Culturally the AFA believes in the value of collaboration to create powerful outcomes and this drives how we achieve influence and work towards our vision.