AFA Names Godfrey Phillips as Recipient of 2017 Michael Murphy Award


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AFA Names Godfrey Phillips

as Recipient of 2017 Michael Murphy Award


GOLD COAST: 12 October, 2017 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has named Godfrey Phillips as the recipient of the Michael Murphy Award (the Award) at the 2017 AFA National Adviser Conference on the Gold Coast today.


The Award, named in honour of the late Michael Murphy, who was its inaugural recipient in 2009, recognises an individual who has provided exceptional service to the AFA and the advice profession. It is the highest honour which can be bestowed on an AFA member.


AFA National President Marc Bineham said Godfrey Phillips has been an AFA member since 1977.


“This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first AFA conference held in Sydney in 1977 and as Godfrey was an attending member at that inaugural event, it is fitting for him to receive the 2017 AFA Michael Murphy Award.”


Godfrey Phillips represented the AFA on numerous industry committees relating to Government and policy matters, particularly FSR, throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s.


“Godfrey was also a representative on a number of AFA committees throughout the 1980s and 1990s and has made a significant contribution over many years mentoring many advisers,” Mr Bineham said. “Godfrey also represented Australia at hockey, and is now an international hockey commentator.”


Mr Bineham said the Award recognizes the huge contribution Godfrey Phillips has made over the years to the ongoing development of the AFA and of the advice profession. “Godfrey leads by example and has mentored and inspired many members of the AFA community at various stages of their career. Godfrey is an enthusiastic member of the AFA, a profound believer in the value of advice and a strong advocate for advisers. He is most deserving of the 2017 AFA Michael Murphy Award.”




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