This Committee has responsibility for the development of the Financial Services Council's strategies and policies in relation to financial advice and Financial Advisory Networks (FANs).

The Committee’s objectives are to:

  • enhance the operation of the financial services regulatory regime to ensure that FANs are able to provide affordable quality advice;
  • demonstrate the value of advice and FANs;
  • promote sound quality assurance and governance practices in the financial advice industry; and
  • maintain and increase consumer confidence in FANs and financial advice.

The Committee also has oversight of the Financial Services Council's relationship with relevant regulators and government departments that have responsibility for financial advice and FANs, including: the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Department of Treasury.



The Committee comprises two members of the FSC's Board:

  1. FSC Director, Alex Wade, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Wealth Management, AMP Limited
  2. FSC Director, Kathy Vincent, General Manager, BT Platforms, Investments & Operations


FSC Contact

For more information please contact;

Zach Castles

Policy Manager
02 8235 2521
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Advice Board Committee

Alex Wade Chief Executive Officer, Australian Wealth Management

AMP Limited

Allison Dummett Chief Executive Officer

Matrix Planning & ClearView Life Solutions

Bryan Ashenden

Head of Financial Literacy & Advocacy BT Financial Group

Chris Digby

Managing Director Charter Financial Planning, Hillross Financial Services & Jigsaw Support Services
David Barrett Head of Technical & Advice Services

Macquarie Group Limited

Kathy Vincent

General Manager, BT Platforms, Investments & Operations BT 

Kim Hughes

Acting Chief of Member Support and Advice, QSuper QInvest Limited

Marcus O'Sullivan

Head of Affinia


Mark Ballantyne

A/EGM Advice 

Financial Wisdom

Matt Brown Executive General Manager Advice

Australian Unity Funds Management Ltd

Nerida Cole

Managing Director, Financial Advisory

Dixon Advisory

Ross Barnwell

General Manager, Advice Partnerships NAB Wealth


Advice Board Committee meeting dates for 2019

All meetings will be held at FSC Level 24, 44 Market Street Sydney

Tuesday 5 February 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Friday 3 May 10:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday 12 June 2.00pm - 3.30pm 
Thursday 1 August 10:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday 18 September 10:00am - 11:30am
Friday 8 November 10:00am - 11:30am