Fiona Guthrie is the CEO of Financial Counselling Australia, the peak body for financial counsellors in Australia. Financial counsellors provide advice to people experiencing financial difficulty, helping them to deal with their immediate situation and minimise the risk of future problems.
Fiona is also a member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Consumer Consultative Committee, ASIC’s External Advisory Panel and a board member of Choice.
Fiona’s previous roles include Director, Financial Ombudsman Service; Chair, ASIC Consumer Advisory Panel, and Deputy Chair, Consumers’ Federation of Australia. Fiona was also previously a member of the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council and Standards Australia, Standards Development Board.
She was the recipient of an Order of Australia in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday honours for significant service to the community through social welfare and financial counselling roles.
Fiona holds a BA, a LLB and an MBA.