AFA and Zurich announce 2018 AFA Adviser of the Year and 2018 AFA Practice of the Year

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Hugh Robertson

The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and Zurich have announced Hugh Robertson from Centaur Financial Services, QLD is the 2018 AFA Adviser of the Year, and West Australian practice, TWD Australia is the 2018 AFA Practice of the Year.

The Awards are presented to extraordinary and visionary advisers and practices, recognising qualities of leadership, innovation, customer focus and professional excellence.

AFA CEO Phil Kewin said, “The AFA congratulates Hugh and TWD Australia for their roles as industry ambassadors in advocating for advice and the great outcomes it delivers.”

Tim Bailey, CEO, Zurich Life & Investments said, “This year’s winners are at the very pinnacle of financial advice. While the advice profession undergoes a transformation, this exceptional adviser and outstanding practice are shining examples for their peers.”

Mr Bailey said there is a heightened responsibility for this year’s winners to demonstrate that quality financial advice is available to all and can play a crucial role in shaping and protecting the lives of Australian families.

“With reputation and trust a driving factor for the whole industry, Hugh and TWD Australia have been able to lift this perception across the profession through their unwavering ethics, unique ideologies and actions. Their leadership and courage can forge a path forward in these challenging times.”

Now in its sixteenth year, the AFA Adviser of the Year Award is a joint initiative between the AFA and Zurich and represents the pinnacle of achievement and recognition for Australia’s premier financial advisers. Nominees submit to a rigorous process and, amongst many other things, are judged for the contribution they make to improving the financial literacy of their clients and their community.

In its fifth year, the AFA Practice of the Year, which is also a joint AFA/Zurich initiative, recognises advice businesses which are at the forefront of taking the profession forward through innovation, customer centricity and advice excellence.

The Awards were presented at a Gala Dinner at the AFA National Adviser Conference on the Gold Coast this evening.

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