Virginia Noonan Award Virginia Noonan Award

Applications are invited for the esteemed Virginia Noonan Award, named after one of our much respected Life Members.

The Virginia Noonan Award

Each year FCRC presents the esteemed Virginia Noonan Award, named after one of our much respected Life Members.

Many current financial counsellors owe much of their knowledge to the pioneering training run by Virginia in the early 90s, long before any tertiary courses existed.
Virginia is still actively involved in the sector as an FCRC Supervisor.


The Virginia Noonan Award is awarded to a full member of FCRC who has demonstrated excellence in service to our profession or their clients over and above their normal duties as a financial counsellor.

Examples could include but are not limited to:

  • Successful advocacy and input into a test case to alter policy or legislation in regard to a financial or consumer issue
  • Resolving an extremely complex financial counselling case with far reaching implications, resulting in systemic change
  • Developing and presenting innovative community development/education initiatives
  • Serving on boards or committees in the consumer advocacy space

Past recipients of the Virginia Noonan Award

  • 2018 - Colin Handreck
  • 2017 - Rachna Bowman
  • 2016 - Donna Letchford
  • 2015 - Ian Liddell
  • 2014 - Garry Rothman
  • 2013 - Robyn Sheperd-Murdoch


In June 2014, the Devil's Advocate published an interview with Virginia Noonan, now an FCRC life member. We thank her for her time providing this interview. You can read the article, below.

Download Interview

Virginia Noonan Interview

The Financial and Consumer Rights Council thanks Virginia Noonan for her support of this award.

Nomination Process

Nominations for 2019 are now open

Click here to nominate someone for this award.


  • Provide a summary of why you think your colleague would be a worthy recipient of the award.

Closing date for nominations



The award will be presented at the 2019 FCRC Conference Dinner