NFC18 Speakers

Come learn from Australia’s top influential business leaders in a series of sessions and talks over three days. It’s an extraordinary experience not to be missed!

Peter Sinodinos

Snap Franchising Ltd

Peter is a leadership expert with over thirty years’ experience in business operations.

    Amy Smith

    The Good Foundation

    Amy is energetic, creative and has built her career building brands through great marketing here and overseas.

      Hon. Jeff Kennett AC

      Former Victorian Premier

      Mr Kennett was an Officer in the Royal Australian Regiment, serving at home and overseas.

        David & Elise Christie

        Joint CEO
        Bakers Delight

          Dustin Hansen

          InXpress Americas

          Dustin Hansen is a highly successful and focused entrepreneur and franchise executive.

            Brett Houldin

            Group CEO
            Craveable Brands

            Brett joined Craveable Brands in 2014 as Director and Group COO and became Group CEO in March 2017.

              Aimee Hall

              Managing Director
              TLS Marketing

              Aimee Hall is the Managing Director of TLS Marketing which, for over ten years, has delivered specialist Local Area Marketing

                Tin Ly

                State Manager

                Tin Ly is the State Manager for South Australia, New South Wales and ACT.

                  Jewli Turier

                  General Manager
                  Franchise Relationship Institute

                  Jewli Turier is a Shareholder, Director and General Manager of Franchise Relationships Institute.

                    Darryn McAuliffe


                    Darryn is the CEO of FRANdata Australia and has over thirty years’ experience in the banking and finance sector.

                      Tony Cotter

                      National Manager Franchising

                      Tony has been leading the ANZ strategy in the Franchise community since 2013 although previously being involved with the fran

                        Simon Dennis

                        Head of Partnerships

                        Simon Dennis is the Head of Partnerships at MYOB – Australia’s leading business solutions provider encompassing - online

                          Brad Stannard

                          General Manager

                          Brad Stannard started his 30 year career with McDonald’s as a 16 year old crew person and is now a seasoned General Manager

                            Ken Russell

                            Head of Digital Marketing
                            Craveable Brands

                            With over 15 years digital marketing experience, Ken came to craveable brands. with a wealth of knowledge and expertise not

                              John Shepherd

                              Assistant Commissioner
                              Australian Taxation Office

                              John has performed a number of senior roles in his 27 years with the ATO, leading significant change programs and projects se

                                James Scurr

                                Managing Director
                                Cashflow It

                                Seeing a gap in the market, James founded Cashflow It in February 2014 after garnering financial services experience with a p

                                  Bruce McFarlane

                                  Managing Director
                                  BlueRock Partners

                                  Bruce is the Managing Director of BlueRock Partners and leader of the firm’s M&A team and Franchising, Retail & Distributio

                                    Tanya Robertson

                                    National Franchise Manager
                                    7 Eleven

                                    With over 20 year’s extensive experience as a Senior Operational leader, Tanya executes common sense, business acumen and a

                                      Greg Nathan

                                      Franchise Relationships Institute

                                      Greg is a registered psychologist, Founder of the Franchise Relationships Institute and author of five popular franchising bo

                                        Sarah Stowe

                                        Inside Franchise Business

                                        Sarah heads up the franchising editorial team at the Octomedia Group, overseeing editorial content of website franchisebusine

                                          Tamra Seaton

                                          MDS Legal

                                          Tamra has been a franchising lawyer for over 15 years.  She acts for franchisors, master franchisees and franchisees.

                                            Aaron Smith

                                            KX Pilates

                                            Aaron Smith is the Founder & CEO of Australia’s first high performance boutique Fitness Company, KX Pilates.

                                              Jeremy Dyer

                                              Total Fitouts

                                                Evan Foster

                                                Established Brands

                                                Evan Foster is the Director of Established Brands for United Franchise Group's Australian operation. This comprises industry-

                                                  Amber Turnbull

                                                  General Manager
                                                  Just Cuts

                                                  Amber Turnbull started out in the Franchising Industry 14 years ago. At the age of just 20, she was the youngest financial se

                                                    Tracey Leak

                                                    Tracelle Enterprises

                                                    Tracey Leak grew up in country Australia in a home-based business.  She started her first business was when she was just sev

                                                      Jason Gehrke

                                                      Franchise Advisory Centre

                                                      Jason has more than 25 years’ experience in the franchise sector and is the founder of the Franchise Advisory Centre, Austr

                                                        Tracey Eaton

                                                        Remarkable Franchises

                                                        Tracy Eaton, co-founder of Remarkable Franchises, Leaders in Franchisee Education and Business Growth and the voice of the Tr

                                                          Lawrence Pelletier

                                                          Marketing Director

                                                            Brad Rappell

                                                            Franchising 1st

                                                            Brad has served as the CIO of a number of Franchising organisations. For 12 years Brad and his team have worked for internati

                                                              Sara Pantaleo

                                                              La Porchetta

                                                              La Porchetta CEO Sara Pantaleo drove growth of the brand from only 12 outlets in 1996 into the largest, licensed, a-la-carte

                                                                Alan Wein


                                                                Alan has an extensive depth and breadth of experience in mediation, law, franchising relationships and commercial disputes, p

                                                                  Andrew Klein

                                                                  MC - NFC18

                                                                  Director of SPIKE Presentations, Andrew is a Professional MC and Presentation Skills trainer.

                                                                    Mary Aldred

                                                                    Franchise Council of Australia

                                                                    Mary Aldred commenced as the Chief Executive Officer of the Franchise Council of Australia in April 2018. Mary brings to the

                                                                    Rajiv Rajan

                                                                    Specialist Franchise Broker
                                                                    The Finn Group

                                                                    Rajiv was a Senior Executive with almost 20 years highly successful experience in two blue chip Pharmaceutical and Life Scien

                                                                      Darren Wallis

                                                                      GJ Gardener Homes

                                                                      Darren Wallis studied and completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Queensland majoring in accounting, finance an

                                                                        Richard Thame

                                                                        Managing Director

                                                                        Richard Thame is the Managing Director for Aramex across Australia and New Zealand. He’s responsible for the strategic dire

                                                                          Brendan Green

                                                                          Hire a Hubby

                                                                          Brendan Green has been the CEO of Australia’s largest handyman business, Hire A Hubby, for 21 years. Hire A Hubby provides