50 Most Influential Advisers

On 25th October 2020 I was recognised as one of the top 50 most influential advisers in Australia by Financial Standard.

The purpose of the guide is to raise awareness, in the eyes of the Australian public and the advice industry itself, for the advisers who are playing a key role in shaping the future of financial advice.

“Some are influencing the advice industry, be it through regulatory bodies or peer groups, others are influencing the delivery of advice and the client experience through technology and innovative business models. And others are leveraging their role as an adviser to make a meaningful difference in their community or communities abroad,” Financial Standard editor Jamie Williamson said.


On 29th August 2019 I was awarded the 2019 AFA Rising Star of the Year.

The AFA Rising Star of the Year Award recognises new advisers (who have practiced for four years or less) who provide quality advice, demonstrate a commitment to education and contribute to the industry and their community.

AFA CEO, Philip Kewin said, “Chris shone amongst his peers for his commitment to personal growth and unique and engaging approach to educating and empowering clients. Chris sees challenges as opportunities and is a terrific role model for the future of financial advice.’”

INFOCUS Rising Star Award 2019

On 4th November 2019 I was awarded the 2019 Infocus Rising Star of the Year.

The Infocus Rising Star Of The Year recognises a standout newcomer to the financial advice profession.

Infocus CEO, Darren Steinhart said, “Chris is an incredibly positive individual who has developed an excellent online presence on Facebook and Linked In. His proactive marketing, diversification of services and professionalism stands him in good company and for success in the future. This award can now go hand in hand with his AFA award which was in itself a great achievement.”