Financial Planning
Long-standing AFA member and mentor honoured

An international hockey commentator has been honoured with this year's Michael Murphy Award at the Association of Financial Advisers' National Adviser Conference.

Celebrating his 40th year of AFA membership at the association's 40th annual conference, Godfrey Phillips was recognised for his contribution over the years to the ongoing development of the AFA and the advice profession.

"This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first AFA conference held in Sydney in 1977 and as Godfrey was an attending member at that inaugural event, it is fitting for him to receive the 2017 AFA Michael Murphy Award," AFA president Marc Bineham said.

Phillips represented the AFA on numerous industry committees relating to Government and policy matters throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, and has also acted as a mentor to many members.

He is a former Australian representative hockey player and is now an international commentator for the sport.

"Godfrey leads by example and has mentored and inspired many members of the AFA community at various stages of their career. Godfrey is an enthusiastic member of the AFA, a profound believer in the value of advice and a strong advocate for advisers. He is most deserving of the 2017 AFA Michael Murphy Award," Bineham said.

The Michael Murphy Award was founded in 2009 and named in honour of the late, inaugural recipient Michael Murphy. Each year it recognises an individual who has provided exceptional service to the AFA and the advice profession, and is the highest honour which can be bestowed on an AFA member.

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