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FPA names community service award winner

The FPA has announced the winner of the 2014 Future2 Community Service of the Year Award at the FPA Professional Congress, held last last week in Adelaide.

Catalyst Financial Group director Kathy Havers has been awarded the 2014 Future2 Community Service Award for her work in contributing towards assisting financially disadvantaged members of society.

FPA chief executive Mark Rantall said Ms Havers has “inspired greatness” with her commitment to improving the lives of disadvantaged young Australians.

“[Ms Havers] is Director of the Kindred Spirits Foundation and is activity involved in the Palgun Wurnagat Women’s Association in a remote area of the Northern Territory,” a statement from the FPA said.

“She [also has] assisted with the purchase of a processing plant for native Northern Territory food which has created jobs for 200 indigenous people - jobs that were not otherwise available in their community,” the FPA said.

The association has also named Visis Private Wealth adviser Stephen Godfrey as national winner of the 2014 FPA AFP of the Year Award.

“The AFP of the Year Award recognises financial planners that are dedicated to the world-leading FPA Code of Professional Practice,” Mr Rantall said.

“The FPA code ensures that we live up to the expectations of our profession, by ensuring that financial planners are doing the right thing, acting in their clients’ best interest, and providing the highest quality advice to their clients,” he said.