October 12, 2017
Veteran financial adviser, Godfrey Phillips, has been recognised for his service to the profession and the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) in particular, by being named as the recipient of the AFA Michael Murphy Award.
Phillips, who operates his own practice under his own licence in southern Sydney, has been a member of the AFA for 40 years and was an attendee at the first AFA conference in 1977.
AFA National President, Marc Bineham said the Award recognises the sizable contribution Phillips had made over the years to the development of the AFA and the advice profession.
This included representing the AFA on numerous industry committees relating to Government and policy matters, particularly FSR, throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s.
“Godfrey was also a representative on a number of AFA committees throughout the 1980s and 1990s and has made a significant contribution over many years mentoring many advisers,” Bineham said.
“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.”
“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.”
The Award, named after the late Michael Murphy, who was its inaugural recipient in 2009, recognises advisers who have provided exceptional service to the AFA and the advice profession, and is the highest honour the AFA can award to a member.