The AFA's chief operating officer, Phil Anderson, is set to depart the association to take up a new role as Netwealth's head of governance and advice.
Mr Anderson, who has held the role with the AFA for four years, is set to leave the association in October 2015 after accepting the head of governance and advice role with Netwealth.
AFA chief executive Brad Fox said Mr Anderson has been an "integral part" of the association, successfully driving the AFA's achievements in policy and advocacy.
“In addition, Phil has been instrumental in the financial management of the AFA, including the AFA Investment Trust and AFA Foundation," he said.
"Efforts on FOFA, Professional Standards and the Life Insurance Framework stand out alongside leading the process to develop the AFA's Principles of Professionalism that reside within our Code of Conduct.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Phil for his passionate commitment to support financial advisers and the value of financial advice as he prepares to move to a new role that will see these passions continue.”
According to the AFA, Mr Anderson will be fulfilling a number of speaking commitments on behalf of the association over the next two months, including at the AFA National Adviser Conference in Cairns.
The AFA is currently filling a number of key roles that will further support members.