ANZ and AFA announce finalists for the 2017 Rising Star of the Year award

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Erin Truscott, AFA Rising Star 2016

ANZ and the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has announced the six finalists for the 2017 AFA Rising Star of the Year Award.

Now in its 13th year, the award recognises advisers with a maximum four years’ experience, who have made a valuable contribution during their short time in the industry.

Don Sillar, Head of Sales, ANZ Wealth and Rising Star of the Year award judge, said: “Each year the judges are consistently impressed with this award’s calibre of nominees and 2017 is no exception.

“This year’s finalists have each made a positive impact in this industry through outstanding advice, client service and community engagement.”

Erin Truscott, 2016 AFA Rising Star Award Winner, said “This award is a fantastic platform for young advisers and the development opportunities awarded to this year’s finalists is unprecedented”.

The six finalists will receive a full day Mastering Motivation coaching session exploring tools and techniques that support success in a dynamic industry, before final judging day on 13 September 2017.

The 2017 AFA Rising Star of the Year Award finalists are:

  • Andrew Debono – Financial Adviser, Announcer Group
  • Karlee Hoog-Antink – Financial Adviser, Elders Financial Planning Mackay
  • Keats Brydon – Financial Adviser, Finn Financial Planning
  • Lauren Walker – Private Client Adviser, EUROZ Securities Limited
  • Mia Taylor – Financial Adviser, Evalesco Financial Services
  • Sam Jewell – Financial Adviser, Rising Tide Financial Services

They were selected by a judging panel including:

  • Philip Kewin – Chief Executive Officer, Association of Financial Advisers
  • Don Sillar – Head of Sales, ANZ Wealth
  • Jenny Brown – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, JBS Financial Strategists
  • Ben Nash – Financial Adviser and Founder, Pivot Wealth
  • Laura Halbert – Head of Marketing, ANZ Wealth
  • Chris Browne – Founder & Managing Director, Rising Tide

The winner will be announced at the AFA National Conference, held at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast from 11-13 October 2017.

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