About Robert Brown FCA

Robert Brown AM BEc (Syd) FCA is a chartered accountant with many years’ experience in public practice, specialising in superannuation, taxation, financial advice and ethics. He writes and speaks extensively about the industry and has authored many technical papers and opinion pieces in professional journals, industry magazines and national newspapers.

He is an Air Commodore in the Royal Australian Air Force and is Chairman of the Australian Defence ForceFinancial Services Consumer Centre which he helped to establish in 2006. The Centre’s activities include a wide range of independent financial education programs specifically designed for over 80,000 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel.

He is a member of the Australian government’s Financial Literacy Board and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s Consumer Advisory Panel. Robert is also a director of Financial Literacy Australia Limited, a not-for-profit charity, the role of which is to fund worthwhile and promising financial literacy projects through its public grants program. 

Robert is a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) which was awarded in 2013 for his contribution to the superannuation industry.                                                           

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  1. Spirit and substance in financial planning reforms

    Robert Brown FCA on the challenges of the recently proposed education and ethical standards body for Australia’s financial planning industry...

  2. No strings attached financial advice

    The scandalous history of the financial services industry has amply demonstrated that trust cannot be won by disclosure of conflicts and the adoption of higher levels of academic education.   As...

  3. Are SMSFs losing their lustre?

    Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) have been embraced by Australians, but are they damaging Australia’s robust superannuation system?...

  4. Why CAs must help rebuild trust

    As chartered accountants, winning our clients’ trust is central to the success of our work and to the reputation of our profession...