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Bring in the Experts: Good Governance for Financial Advisers – What does that look like?

May 31, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am NZST

Join us for an informative webinar focused on exploring the concept of good governance and what that looks like for financial advisers.  Gain valuable insights from our expert panel, David Whyte, Heather Roy and Hamish Patel, each bringing a unique perspective and experience to the discussion.

  • Understand the importance of good governance in the financial advisory industry
  • Key principles and practices for effective governance in financial advisory organizations
  • Insights from David White’s extensive experience in senior management and board-level positions
  • Heather Roy’s expertise in legislative and regulatory aspects of governance for financial advisers
  • Hamish Patel’s experience in establishing effective governance structures within small Financial Advice Providers
  • Practical recommendations for implementing good governance practices in financial advisory firms of all sizes

On the panel:

David Whyte, a seasoned professional with an extensive background in the financial services industry, will share his expertise garnered from senior management and board-level positions in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. As the current chair of multiple esteemed organizations, including Lifetime Group, Strategi, Trail, and Brightsideco Insurance, David’s insights into effective governance practices are invaluable. He is also actively involved in various governance and advisory boards, showcasing his commitment to excellence in the field.

Heather Roy, a prominent director and political commentator, joins our panel as the Director of Financial Advice NZ. With her extensive experience in governance, including serving as a Minister of the Crown and receiving recognition for her contributions to governance, Heather brings a deep understanding of legislation and regulatory issues. Her expertise in utilizing military planning techniques in the corporate environment adds a unique perspective to the discussion.

Hamish Patel, a Financial Advice Provider (FAP) owner, will share his first-hand experience in establishing an effective governance structure within a small organization. With a two-mortgage adviser firm, Hamish has successfully implemented sound governance practices, and his insights will resonate with fellow small business owners seeking to establish robust governance frameworks.

Don’t miss this opportunity to strengthen your organization’s governance framework and elevate your understanding of governance principles.

How do I join the webinar series? Zoom Link– simply click on the link to register for the series
Can I ask questions during the webinar? Members will be provided the opportunity to ask questions via the written ‘chat’ function or the Q & A tab.
What is the cost? Free for Financial Advice Members and $50+gst for non-members.
Earn 1 CPD hour: CPD certificates for members will be sent via email within 10 working days after the webinar. If you are not a member and would like a Certificate of Attendance, please indicate on the webinar registration page. If you’re using Ontrack by Kaplan Professional, certificates can be accessed within the platform and will not be emailed.


May 31, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Financial Advice New Zealand
0800 432 101