FAAA commits to student support with hire
The Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA) has signalled its support of financial planning graduates entering the profession by hiring for a newly created role of Head of University and Student Programs.
Louise Trevaskis, formerly from AMP and Kaplan Professional, will take on responsibility for nurturing the next generation of advisers through university and student initiatives and increasing the number of new advisers entering the profession.
She will report to FAAA’s General Manager of Education and Professionalism, Anne Palmer.
“The FAAA is keen to help bridge the adviser shortage by bringing as many graduates as possible who are considering financial planning as a career into the profession,” Palmer said.
“Louise’s background and experience are a great fit to help us grow the number of advisers – at the same time as more Australians than ever are in need of quality financial advice.”
Trevaskis brings over 20 years of experience in financial advice and education to the role, having been at AMP since 2007, most recently as Learning and Professionalism Manager from 2021. She also built and led the AMP University Challenge game and directed training components of the Horizons Academy/AMP Adviser Academy program.
She was Head of Education at Kaplan Professional from 2001 to 2007 (when it was known as Tribeca and Integratec), and has also worked as a high school teacher.