Nominations for AFA Awards 2022 now open



The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and its partners are now calling for nominations for this year’s AFA Adviser of the Year award, sponsored by Zurich, and AFA Female Excellence in Advice award, sponsored by TAL.

“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,” AFA CEO Philip Anderson said.

Kieran Forde, distribution officer of Zurich Life and Investments, said Zurich was pleased to be an ongoing partner for presenting the prestigious award.

“This award recognises outstanding individuals and celebrates qualities of leadership, innovation, customer-centricity, and commitment to professional excellence,” Forde said. “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.”

Niall McConville, general manager of retail distribution at TAL, said sponsoring the Female Excellence in Advice Award for the 10th year running is part of the insurer’s ongoing commitment to supporting women in financial advice.

“The award highlights the benefits that diversity brings to the advice profession and encourages more women to enter the industry,” McConville said. “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 can be made via the following links:

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