Chief Executive Officer
Family Business Australia
AuSAE Member: 2017
What We Do
Family Business Australia (FBA) works strategically with all Family Business stakeholders to lead the delivery of unique & innovative services, creating professional pathways and connecting the family business community.
FBA has a strong program of educational offerings, from our Family Business Essentials Course, Planning for Succession Course right through to our most renowned Family Business Directors Course. We will soon be releasing a residential program aimed to provide a platform for growth in strategy and leadership development for the Nxt Generation working in a family business.
In all states (QLD, VIC, NSW, SA and WA) FBA develop seminars, workshops and networking events. Family business members share their stories for the benefit of others, they describe for example how they have developed family agreements that govern both the business and the family’s role. Presentations are about solutions they have found and how external advisers have helped them see things more objectively in order to grow.
Members of FBA needing access to Accredited Advisers will now have access to them via a new market place platform www.fambizadviser.org.au where the search functionally matches family business issues with the right adviser to help them with their problem. FBA also offers Forum groups which are confidential peer support discussion groups which are on offer around the country.
FBA encourages and facilitates research into family business issues and run the Australian Family Business of the Year awards and have a Hall of Fame which recognises the economic and social contribution of families in business.
Lastly, FBA is launching a campaign to make a difference to raise awareness of the Family Owned Australia Business emblem. This campaign is to educate consumers on the importance of choosing products and service from our member’s vs non family businesses.
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What I Like About My Job
So to answer the question, it’s the people, all of the people including the staff that make this job so enjoyable.
My Biggest Challenge
Since I have started, I have continually heard that FBA is the best kept secret in Australia, my job in conjunction with the National Board, the staff, our 50+ volunteer State Committee members and our 20 Forum Facilitators is to blow the lid of the secret and promote what we do to the wider family business sector.
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