Phil Anderson is the General Manager Policy and Professionalism with the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA). Phil was with the AFA between August 2011 and September 2015 and re-joined the AFA in June 2017. Phil left the AFA in 2015 to join Netwealth as the General Manager Governance and Advice. He has previously worked for Colonial First State, where he was the Head of Risk Management & Compliance for the CFS Advice business. Phil has been in the financial services industry for 25 years, having also worked with AMP, MLC and Perpetual.
At the AFA, Phil has responsibility for policy and the implementation of the requirements of the Professional Standards legislation and the Royal Commission Recommendations. Phil has previously been integrally involved in the FoFA, TASA, Education/Professional Standards and the early stages of the Life Insurance Framework debates including driving the development of submissions to FASEA, Treasury, ASIC, the Tax Practitioners Board, the PJC and Senate Economics Committee on Legislation, Regulations and Regulatory Guidance.
Phil has developed the AFA’s responses to the FASEA draft standards and has spoken on the subject at many AFA and licensee events. Phil has also been responsible for the preparation of all AFA submissions to the Royal Commission and responding to the recommendations in the final report.
Phil is a CPA and has a Bachelor and Masters of Commerce along with the DFP and ADFP.