Future2 appoints a new Chair and increases Board representation

Matthew Rowe

Matthew Rowe

Future2, the charitable foundation of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has appointed Matthew Rowe CFP as Chair of the Board and added three new directors/trustees, effective 1 January 2016.

Matthew has been the Future2 Chair Elect since 2014; he joined the Future2 Board in 2011 when he was Chair of the FPA. Until July 2014 he was Managing Director of Hood Sweeney in SA, and he is currently completing an intensive MBA at Harvard Business School.
Steve Helmich stepped down from the Future2 Board in December 2015 after two three-year terms as Chair. Under his leadership, the foundation has become an established, sustainable and highly respected charitable foundation with assets in excess of $1 million and a growing program of grants to community not-for-profits.
The new Board appointees are:
  • Matthew Brown CFP, Director & Practice Principal, MiQ Private Wealth, Gold Coast
  • Petra Churcher AFP, Chair of the SA Chapter of the FPA and General Manager of ipac South Australia
  • Michael Guggenheimer, Managing Director of AMP Financial Planning and Hillross Financial Services

Matthew Brown is one of three FPA directors nominated to the Future2 Board. The others are Mark Rantall CFPâ and Neil Kendall CFPâ. Matthew has been a financial planner for over 26 years and joined the FPA Board in 2011. He has extensive not-for-profit Board experience with Broadbeach Alliance, a community based events business, of which he is Chair.

Petra Churcher was among 14 FPA members to make an expression of interest in joining the Board in 2015. Petra is Chair of the FPA SA Chapter and in that capacity spearheaded the successful Future2 Gala Dinner in 2014, and other fundraising events.

Michael Guggenheimer has encouraged widespread support for Future2 among AMP employees and licensed representatives. His support of the Future2 Wheel Classic over the last four years has been instrumental in raising funds for disadvantaged young Australians.

The Future2 foundation draws its support from financial planning professionals and others linked to the profession in order to make a lasting difference in the lives of young Australians who are living in social and financial disadvantage.

The Board is made up largely of FPA members who are committed to Future2’s vision to be the heart of the financial advice profession.

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