The Financial Planning Association will today announce the winners of the 2017 FPA Awards, along with the Gwen Fletcher Memorial and Future2 Community Service awards.
The annual honours recognise excellence in financial planning and professionalism, with the main award acknowledging dedication to service.
The finalists are as follows:
FPA CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Professional of the Year Award
Paul Benson CFP® – Guidance Financial Services
Michael Hayward CFP® – Capital Partners Consulting
Robert Zammit CFP® – RSM Financial Services Australia
FPA Financial Planner AFP® of the Year Award
Felicity Cooper AFP® – Cooper Wealth Management
Nicholas Lloyd AFP® – ITL Financial Planning
Patricia Soares Garcia AFP® – WB Financial
FPA Paraplanner of the Year Award
Adriana Brink AFP® – Alman Partners
Laura Buckley AFP® – Momentum Planning
Travis Schindler – Hewison Private Wealth
Future2 Community Service Award
Mary-Louise Gnoato AFP® – Commonwealth Financial Planning
Luke McCoy CFP® – Elevate Financial Solutions Reuben Zelwer CFP® – Adapt Wealth Management
FPA Professional Practice of the Year Award
Capital Partners Private Wealth Advisers – Perth (WA)
Eureka Whittaker Macnaught – Sydney & Brisbane (NSW & QLD)
MBA Financial Strategists – Adelaide (SA)
FPA University Student of the Year Award
Jonathon Halls AFP®
Last year’s FPA CFP Professional of the Year Award was taken out by Tony Sandercock of wetalkmoney, for his mission to ‘transform the way people retire’.
Dante De Gori, chief executive of the FPA, said this year’s field was similarly competitive. “Once again, the judging panel has been very impressed by the volume and quality of award entries this year,” he said.
The winners will be announced during the opening keynote.