Transparency an ‘immediate focus’ for FPA board member elect

An advice practice head has put more transparency and open communication within the Financial Planning Association of Australia as an “immediate focus” following his election to the board.

The founder and chief executive of Health & Finance Integrated, William Johns, was won election to the FPA board, alongside David Sharpe of Globe Financial Planning and Alison Henderson of SWA Financial Planning were also re-elected as board directors.

Previously, Mr Johns has said that strong leadership is needed in the FPA and that it has been too gentle in its advocacy in the past.

Speaking exclusively to ifa, Mr Johns said he looks forward to working with FPA chair Marisa Broome.


“My immediate focus will be on pushing for open communication and more transparency, perhaps using online platforms to create a real community feel, and reaching out to vulnerable or at-risk advisers and communities,” Mr Johns said.

“I am sure the focus will be achieving real results and offering support to our colleagues and the industry, so Australians keep entrusting us with their critical life decisions.

“Finally, I am thankful and grateful for the massive community support I received and to all those who voted and supported me with encouragement.”

All three elected directors will be appointed at the annual general meeting on 27 November.

Transparency an ‘immediate focus’ for FPA board member elect
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Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores is a deputy 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.

You can contact him on [email protected].

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