Professional Planner continues to be an influential voice in the debate about the need for higher professional, ethical and education standards in financial planning. As the industry continues to evolve into a profession, Professional Planner will continue to provide a forum for the discussion and development of new ideas and standards.
Guided by an advisory board of prominent industry and profession identities, Professional Planner’s aim of delivering highly informed and authoritative content to financial planners is underpinned by a philosophy of actively participating in the debate and on improving readers’ understanding of issues surrounding professionalism, through exposure of industry best practice.

Kate Cowling

Editor, Professional Planner

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Kate Cowling is the editor of Professional Planner. Kate is a self-professed data nerd who has previously written for The Australian Financial Review, Smart Investor, The Sydney Morning Herald and Money Management. Prior to writing about finance, she wrote about health, media, travel and even farming for a brief stint. Kate is passionate about financial independence and giving advisers insights and tools to help improve the lives of their clients.

Kate joined Professional Planner in 2017, having previously worked as the personal finance news editor for The Australian Financial Review.