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AFA appoints new GenXt chair

The AFA has announced a Hobart-based adviser will be the new chair for its young adviser group, GenXt. 

In a statement, the AFA announced Matthew Hawkins, director of Synchron-aligned firm Scanlon Richardson Financial Group and AFA’s Tasmanian state director, would take on the role. 

AFA CEO Brad Fox said Mr Hawkins would be a great ambassador for the group.

“He has strong values and has also readily demonstrated terrific leadership skills through his involvement with the AFA in a range of capacities over recent years,” he said.

Mr Hawkins said he was excited to help less experienced advisers further their careers and contribute to the industry.

“Like the AFA’s other communities of practice, GenXt provides a framework for members to step up and be a voice for their profession,” Mr Hawkins said.

“There are so many changes facing advisers at the moment and GenXt is the means by which younger advisers, who will one day represent the majority of our profession, can be heard on important issues.”


In his position as chair of the GenXt committee, Mr Hawkins will also host the GenXt National Roadshow, launching in Tasmania, according to the statement.

Mr Fox said GenXt was launched eight years ago as a support group for new advisers.

“The mandate for the GenXt community of practice is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge, skills, experience and networks from experienced advisers to those building their career,” he said.

AFA appoints new GenXt chair
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