Andrew Green to step down from Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association
Judith Fox appointed CEO
After four years as CEO of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association (SAFAA), Andrew Green has announced he will be stepping down at the end of August.
During his time at SAFAA, Green overhauled the Association’s business processes, implemented a new CRM & website, stepped up member engagement, revamped the constitution, rebranded the Association to include financial advisers, gained accreditation from the TPB as a Tax Financial Adviser Association, implemented a new Code of Conduct and a Conduct Review & Disciplinary System, staged four successful national conferences, developed FASEA approved education courses with Western Sydney University, led the Association’s consultation with government on FASEA reforms, strengthened the Association’s financial position and set the Association up for a robust future representing the industry.
Green also led SAFAA’s push against the Federal Opposition’s proposed changes to franking credits, and with John Maroney, the CEO of the SMSF Association, played a key role in forming the Alliance for a Fairer Retirement.
“The Alliance for a Fairer Retirement now includes 11 Associations representing millions of senior Australians, shareholders, self-funded retirees, and those planning a sustainable retirement,” said Green.
“As an Association, we decided to stand up for those without a voice, and fortunately, we found ourselves on the right side of history.”
Succeeding Green as CEO of SAFAA will be Judith Fox who is currently CEO of the Australian Shareholders Association (ASA), a position she has held since February 2017.
Prior to joining the ASA, Judith spent ten years with the Governance Institute of Australia as their National Director, Policy & Advocacy. During this time, she enhanced the Governance Institute’s profile and reputation. Judith has been a member of the ASX Corporate Governance Council since 2005, and has also served on Standards Australia’s Risk Management Committee, ASIC’s Business Advisory Committee and the Business Reporting Leaders Forum. In 2014 Judith was named as one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence. Judith also has extensive experience in publishing and is a published author with one of her novels being shortlisted for the Miles Franklin.
“Judith is smart and articulate and ideally placed to lead the Association into the future,” said Green. “This became evident during our campaign against the Federal Opposition’s proposed changes to franking credits, as the ASA under Judith’s leadership joined the Alliance for a Fairer Retirement.”