FPA announces finalists of the 2022 FPA Awards

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has announced the finalists of the 2022 FPA Awards, which spans across four professional categories.

Now in its 10th year, the FPA Awards recognise individuals and businesses across Australia who deliver the highest standard of professional and trusted advice to Australian consumers. The awards also highlight the outstanding university students who are the future of the financial planning industry.

The finalists in the 2022 FPA Awards for each professional category are:


FPA CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Professional of the Year Award – finalists

Paul Benson CFP® – Guidance Financial Services (VIC)

Naomi Mee-Martino CFP® – Bastion Financial Group (WA)

Andrew Reynolds CFP® – EFS Advice (NSW)


FPA Financial Planner AFP® of the Year Award – finalists

Lili Hong AFP® –  Future Gen Solutions (QLD)

Bill Savellis AFP® – Olive Grove Financial Advice (NSW)


FPA Professional Practice of the Year Award – finalists

Alman Partners (QLD)

Boutique Advisers (WA)

VISIS Private Wealth (QLD)


FPA University Student of the Year Award – finalists

Matthew Kanizay – Deakin University

Joel Perryman – University of South Australia

Georgia Camerlengo – University of South Australia


Sarah Abood, CEO says these awards help to bring attention to the positive and life-changing impact that financial planners can have.

“The FPA Awards celebrate the commitment, talent and passion of outstanding financial planners and practices, and recognise the role they play in bettering the lives of Australians.

“The recently released Value of Advice research showed that 95 per cent of advised Australians identified additional benefits received beyond their finances, including things like mental health, family life and social life.

“In times of increasing external financial pressures, with inflation and interest rates rising globally, having financial confidence is a necessity, and we know this can be achieved with the support of a financial planner.

“A big congratulations to all the finalists. The quality of the applications received has been outstanding.  All the finalists have consistently demonstrated great commitment and passion to their clients, community and the profession, and significantly impacted the lives of their clients and communities for the better,” says Abood.

The winners of the 2022 FPA Awards will be announced LIVE at the FPA Professionals Congress event on 23 – 24 November in Sydney.

For more information about the 2022 FPA Awards, head to the website.

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