AFA Announces New CEO


The Association of Financial Advisers has appointed experienced New Zealand executive, Helen Morgan-Banda as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Described as an accomplished CEO of member associations, Morgan-Banda will join the AFA from her current post as CEO of the Law Society of New Zealand. Prior to her tenure at Law Society of New Zealand, Morgan-Banda was CEO of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

Incoming AFA CEO, Helen Morgan-Banda …a strong strategic fit for the AFA

Giving context to this appointment as a ‘strong strategic fit’, AFA National President, Michael Nowak, has noted that in these two roles, Morgan-Banda “…has managed significant disruption akin to that being experienced by financial advisers.” Nowak added that through the interview process she has “…demonstrated a deep understanding of the issues being faced by our members and partners.”

Morgan-Banda’s appointment will see AFA General Manager Policy & Professionalism, Phil Anderson, who has also held the Acting CEO role since the departure of Phil Kewin, continue in his GM role, in which Nowak notes Anderson will continue to play a critical role advocating with regulators, Government and other industry bodies.

Morgan-Banda, who has also held corporate affairs positions with the New Zealand businesses of ANZ and AMP, will relocate to Sydney from Wellington and commence with the AFA from 2 August.


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