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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has appointed Phil Anderson to the new role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Mr Anderson, who took up his post last week, has a 16 year career in financial services with a range of organisations including MLC, AMP and, most recently, as Head of Risk Management and Compliance for the Colonial First State advice businesses.
AFA CEO Richard Klipin said he is delighted to have someone with Mr Anderson’s breadth and depth of experience join the team. “The AFA has been growing robustly over the past five years, at the rate of 24 per cent per annum,” he said. “We recognised that in order to drive this growth and build our value proposition we needed to appoint a COO who had the same energy and commitment to the industry as our members. Phil has all these qualities and will work with me and the AFA Board to deliver key services to members.”
Mr Anderson said he is pleased to be joining the AFA at such a pivotal time. “I have watched the AFA grow and seen it develop to where it is today,” he said. “I have been impressed by the AFA’s progress and am looking forward to working with such a focussed, professional team.”
The AFA head office team and key suppliers, along with the Board and a team of hard-working volunteer members, will continue to drive the business forward.