The Financial Advice Association has announced Nathan Purnell of SWA Financial Planning as the recipient of the Gwen Fletcher Memorial Award for the first semester of 2024.

Named after the late ‘First Lady of Financial Planning’, the award recognises the highest performing student in the CFP certification unit for each semester.

Purnell is a financial planner at SWA Financial Planning, based in Wollongong, and has a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Wollongong, as well as a Diploma of Financial Planning.