The FAAA has appointed Louise Trevaskis to the newly-created role of head of university and student programs as part of its strategy to bring more graduates into the financial advice profession.
Trevaskis will be responsible for helping encourage students to enter the financial advice profession through university and student initiatives, and grow the number of new advisers entering the profession. She reports to FAAA general manager of education and professionalism Anne Palmer.
The FAAA says Trevaskis has more than 20 years of experience in financial advice and education. Before joining the FAAA, she has been at AMP since 2007 in various education roles, most recently as a learning and professionalism manager from 2021 to 2023.
Prior to AMP, Trevaskis was the head of education at Kaplan Professional.
Palmer says the association is keen to help bridge the adviser shortage by bringing as many graduates as possible, who are considering financial planning as a career, into the profession.
She says Trevaskis’ background and experience “…are a great fit to help us grow the number of advisers – at the same time as more Australians than ever are in need of quality financial advice.”