AFA names its 2019 Adviser of the Year

The Association of Financial Advisers has announced a principal of two Sydney practices as the winner of this year’s Adviser of the Year award.

Simone Du Chesne was named Adviser of Year at the AFA conference in Adelaide last week. She is the principal of two Sydney practices, EQ Wealth and Quantum Wealth and has spent 10 of the past 12 years as a financial adviser.

Prior to this, Ms Du Chesne worked for two years as head of product for fashion jewellery retail chain Diva and 15 years as global design director for Sheridan Australia.

“Simone is an exceptional role model in today’s challenging environment. She has a proven philosophy for meeting the financial and emotional needs of clients which translates to consistent outstanding feedback from her clients,” said AFA chief executive Philip Kewin.

The AFA also named Chris Carlin from Master Your Money Now as the recipient of this year’s Rising Star Award.

Other award winners included Dawn Thomas from Wealthwise who won the Female Excellence in Advice Award, and Ben Nash of Pivot Wealth, who took out the Excellence in Education Award.

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Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores is a features editor at Momentum Media, focusing mainly on banking, wealth management and financial services. He has also written for Public Accountant, Accountants Daily and The CEO Magazine.

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