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

CEO
Snap Franchising Ltd

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

    Amy Smith

    CEO
    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

      Jeffrey Kennett AC is a former Victorian Premier(1992-99), President of Hawthorn Football Club, founding Chairman of Beyondbl

        David Christie & Elise Gillespie

        Joint CEO
        Bakers Delight Holdings

        David Christie and Elise Gillespie are the Joint CEOs of Bakers Delight Holdings, a family-owned bakery business that operate

          Dustin Hansen

          CEO
          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.

              Jason Dolan

              Founder
              Core9

              As a former Navy Clearance Diver and ex-Special Forces member, Core9 founder Jason Dolan has an intimate understanding of the

                Aleena Maney

                Director
                Just Lashes

                Aleena Maney owns and directs Australia’s leading eyelash speciality franchise - Just Lashes, with 10 locations across NSW

                  Dean Salomone

                  Director
                  Rozzi's Italian

                  Dean Salomone is a major contributor to the franchising and small business community and is regularly featured in industry pu

                    Rod Young

                    Director
                    DC Strategy

                    With 40 years of experience, Rod Young is considered one of the world’s foremost franchising consultants.

                      Damien Andreasen

                      Chief Revenue Officer
                      Ento

                      Damien is Ento.com’s Chief Revenue Officer, overseeing the companies growth and customer success strategy across the APAC

                        Justin Giuliano

                        Partner
                        Deloitte

                        Justin Giuliano is a Partner in Deloitte Analytics in Melbourne, Australia and has over a decade of experience in data analys

                          Jason Jacobs

                          Adobe Sign Business Manager ANZ
                          Adobe

                          Jason Jacobs is Adobe’s representative for Adobe Sign in ANZ. He has a passion for assisting business’ and government age

                            Nicole Hatherly

                            Director
                            Brand True North

                            Nicole is a leading Personal Brand and Networking expert with over 25 years' experience in creating valuable Personal Brand a

                              Stephen Giles

                              Partner
                              Norton Rose Fullbright

                              Stephen Giles is a corporate and commercial partner based in Melbourne and Sydney, but with extensive international experienc

                                Steve Hansen

                                Director
                                Think DONE Management Consultancy

                                Before Steve Hansen started his career in Franchising, he spent 13 successful years at the Commonwealth Bank, then three year

                                  Raynia Theodore

                                  Partner
                                  MST Lawyers

                                  Raynia is a Principal in the Corporate Advisory and Franchising Team at MST Lawyers.  Raynia has extensive experience in com

                                    Lisa Fisher

                                    HR manager
                                    Retail Zoo

                                    Lisa Fisher has been working in the Retail and QSR sectors for over 20 years.  Lisa’s experience covers both store operati

                                      Laxman Bhardwaj

                                      Business Development Manager
                                      Sanchurro

                                      Laxman Bhardwaj is currently employed as a Business Development Manager with Sanchurro. He joined the team in November 2011.

                                        Sally Illingworth

                                        Managing Director
                                        Illingworth Media & Advisory

                                        Sally Illingworth has been a passionate participant in the franchising industry since the age of 16, starting out as a custom

                                          Mathew Webster

                                          Special Counsel
                                          Norton Rose Fullbright

                                          Mathew Webster is a corporate and commercial lawyer based in Sydney who specialises in franchising.  He has a broad range of

                                            Marianne Marchesi

                                            Director
                                            Legalite

                                            Founder and principal lawyer of Legalite, Marianne, has been described as a “down to earth lawyer”, an oxymoron if you as

                                              Derek Sutherland

                                              Special Counsel
                                              HWL Ebsworth

                                              Special Counsel HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and is a member of the Retail, Distribution and Automotive Groups with a specialty pract

                                                Sadhana Smiles

                                                CEO Property Management
                                                Harcourts International

                                                Sadhana Smiles has recently been appointed CEO Property Management for Harcourts International. Prior to this role she was th

                                                  Diana Williams

                                                  CEO
                                                  Fernwood

                                                  Diana Williams opened the first Fernwood Fitness in Bendigo in 1989 with the intention of creating a sanctuary for women to t

                                                    Kristie Piniuta

                                                    Director
                                                    Small Business & Industry Codes Team - ACCC

                                                    Kristie Piniuta is the Director of the Small Business & Industry Codes (SBIC) team.  The SBIC team focuses on education and

                                                      James Smith

                                                      CEO
                                                      Smith Brothers Media

                                                      James Smith is the CEO and co-founder one of Australia’s fastest growing agencies, Smith Brothers Media. SBM is firmly esta

                                                        Pam Madytianos

                                                        Director
                                                        2 Peas

                                                        Certificate IV Bookkeeping, Registered BAS Agent, Cert III in Business Management, Member of Institute of Certified Bookkeepe

                                                          Andy Reid

                                                          Chief Development Officer
                                                          Poolwerx

                                                          Andy Reid commenced working in the franchising sector in the mid 90’s working with Mars Confectionery as an FMCG supplier t

                                                            Matthew Mahon

                                                            Managing Director, Corporate
                                                            Royce Communications

                                                            Matthew is part of the leadership team at Royce, where he has amassed over 20 years experience in strategic communication pla

                                                              Marcel Lal

                                                              Country Manager AUS & NZ
                                                              InXpress

                                                              With franchising and multi-industry business experience, I have led sales, marketing, partnership and operational functions v

                                                                Ross Worth

                                                                CEO
                                                                Hog’s Australia’s Steakhouse

                                                                Ross Worth is the CEO and Director of Hog’s Australia’s Steakhouse and has now been with the iconic restaurant group for

                                                                  Richard Young

                                                                  Partner Financial Advisory
                                                                  Deloitte

                                                                  Richard has been advising clients on profit improvement, restructuring and turnaround and M&A for over 20 years.  His primar

                                                                    Anna Ramondetta

                                                                    Client Growth Strategist
                                                                    Franchise Right

                                                                    Anna Ramondetta comes equipped with the insight and knowledge on achieving great results for growing your business or franch

                                                                      Sophie Barrett

                                                                      Workplace Priority Audience Lead
                                                                      beyondblue

                                                                      Sophie Barrett is the Workplace Priority Audience Lead at beyondblue; an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provid

                                                                        Michael Clarke

                                                                        Chief Strategy Officer
                                                                        Deloitte

                                                                        Michael leads Deloitte Private’s national business strategy and innovation portfolio, overseeing the strategic direction an

                                                                          Catherine Maxwell

                                                                          Executive Manager, Policy and Advocacy
                                                                          Governance Institute of Australia

                                                                          Catherine is Executive Manager, Policy and Advocacy at Governance Institute of Australia. She was previously Company Secretar

                                                                            Andrew McAllister, CFE

                                                                            National Franchise Leader
                                                                            Silver Chef

                                                                            From burgers to banking and then on to franchise finance - there's not much that Andrew doesn't know about franchising, food

                                                                              Emily Slevin

                                                                              Master Franchisee
                                                                              Emily Slevin

                                                                              My Career with Aussie Pooch Mobile started in 2010 where I bought the Scarborough WA franchise.

                                                                                Terry Wiley

                                                                                Founder & CEO
                                                                                Jago

                                                                                Terry is the founder and CEO of Jago, Australia’s premier customer feedback platform.

                                                                                  Karin Ingram

                                                                                  Marketing Manager
                                                                                  Kwik Kopy

                                                                                  Karin has been part of the Kwik Kopy team since 2007, working in a number of different roles before becoming Marketing Manage

                                                                                    Bill Lang

                                                                                    Chairman
                                                                                    Institute of Advanced Business

                                                                                    Bill leads the team at the Institute of Advanced Business (www.iabs.edu.au). Bill started in business while a uni student by

                                                                                      Kelli Ponting

                                                                                      Owner
                                                                                      The Marketing Lab

                                                                                      Kelli Ponting is the owner of The Marketing Lab - a full service agency that specialises in the franchise industry.

                                                                                        Antony Moore

                                                                                        General Manager
                                                                                        Lotteries Retail

                                                                                        Antony is the Head of Retail (Lotteries) for Tatts Group, leading a high performing national retail team that supports a reta

                                                                                          Steven Donald

                                                                                          Chief Strategist
                                                                                          Pure Social

                                                                                          Steven Donald is a Digital Strategist with a 27 year history working at, and in, the bleeding edge of the Internet, Technolog

                                                                                            Damien Gooden

                                                                                            CEO
                                                                                            HR Central

                                                                                            As CEO of HR Central, Damien oversees a team of IT Developers and HR Specialists who work to provide a combination of cloud-b

                                                                                              Yvette Sholdas

                                                                                              Managing Director
                                                                                              Remarkable Franchises

                                                                                              I’m on this planet to bring people and communities together to achieve more. And am passionate about the greater impact tha

                                                                                                Len Ferguson

                                                                                                Co-Founder
                                                                                                The Finn Group

                                                                                                Len has been involved within the franchise industry for more than 15 years with most of this time used helping business owner

                                                                                                  Stephen Halls

                                                                                                  Franchise Operations Manager
                                                                                                  Poolwerx

                                                                                                  Steve Halls has over 17 years’ experience in franchising, both as a franchisee and in senior Business Development roles wit

                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                      Roll'd

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                          CEO
                                                                                                          FRANdata

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

                                                                                                            Tony Cotter

                                                                                                            National Manager Franchising
                                                                                                            ANZ

                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                              MYOB

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

                                                                                                                Brad Stannard

                                                                                                                General Manager
                                                                                                                McDonald's

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

                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                          Founder
                                                                                                                          Franchise Relationships Institute

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

                                                                                                                            Sarah Stowe

                                                                                                                            Editor
                                                                                                                            Inside Franchise Business

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

                                                                                                                              Tamra Seaton

                                                                                                                              Partner
                                                                                                                              MDS Legal

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

                                                                                                                                Aaron Smith, CFE

                                                                                                                                Founder
                                                                                                                                KX Pilates

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

                                                                                                                                  Jeremy Dyer

                                                                                                                                  Managing Director
                                                                                                                                  Total Fitouts

                                                                                                                                  Jeremy starting his career with roles in business development and management in banking, telecommunications, and construction

                                                                                                                                    Evan Foster

                                                                                                                                    Director
                                                                                                                                    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, CFE

                                                                                                                                        Founder
                                                                                                                                        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, CFE

                                                                                                                                          Director
                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                            CEO
                                                                                                                                            Remarkable Franchises

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

                                                                                                                                              Lawrence Pelletier

                                                                                                                                              Sales and Marketing Director
                                                                                                                                              Redcat

                                                                                                                                              With client requirements as his top priority, he is responsible for Redcat's product map, including its market leading suite

                                                                                                                                                Brad Rappell

                                                                                                                                                Founder
                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                  CEO
                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                    Mediator
                                                                                                                                                    OFMA

                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                        CEO
                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                          CEO
                                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                            Aramex

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

                                                                                                                                                              Brendan Green

                                                                                                                                                              CEO
                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                David Nelson

                                                                                                                                                                Founder and Director
                                                                                                                                                                Sash Group

                                                                                                                                                                Dave is a co-founder, director and joint CEO of Sash. Dave started his business career working on the launch of YOR Health Au

                                                                                                                                                                  Hon. Philip Dalidakis MP

                                                                                                                                                                  Victorian Minister
                                                                                                                                                                  Trade & Investment, Innovation & the Digital Economy, Small Business

                                                                                                                                                                  Philip Dalidakis is the Minister for Trade & Investment, Innovation and the Digital Economy and Small Business in the State G

                                                                                                                                                                    Siobhan Hennessy

                                                                                                                                                                    Partner
                                                                                                                                                                    PwC

                                                                                                                                                                    Siobhan is a partner in the Financial Advisory Practice and specialises in Dispute Resolution.

                                                                                                                                                                      Cletus Brown

                                                                                                                                                                      Director Knowledge Strategy, Engagement and Communications Group
                                                                                                                                                                      Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman

                                                                                                                                                                      Cletus Brown is the Director of Knowledge Solutions at the Fair Work Ombudsman. 

                                                                                                                                                                        Jonathan Flintoft

                                                                                                                                                                        Partner
                                                                                                                                                                        Baker McKenzie

                                                                                                                                                                        Jonathan is a Partner in Baker McKenzie's Intellectual Property group and is based in Sydney.

                                                                                                                                                                          Nigel Jones

                                                                                                                                                                          Partner
                                                                                                                                                                          Norton Rose Fulbright

                                                                                                                                                                          Nigel Jones is a franchising disputes lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright. He has specialised in this area for 20 years and has r

                                                                                                                                                                            Penny Ward

                                                                                                                                                                            Partner
                                                                                                                                                                            Baker McKenzie

                                                                                                                                                                            Penny Ward has practised franchising law for over 30 years. She is a past Chair of the International Franchising Committee of

                                                                                                                                                                              Andrew Bell

                                                                                                                                                                              Barrister

                                                                                                                                                                              Andrew Bell is a barrister of the Victorian Bar, who practises extensively in the area of competition and consumer law.

                                                                                                                                                                                Chris Round

                                                                                                                                                                                Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                K&L Gates

                                                                                                                                                                                I am an intellectual property lawyer with extensive experience in the registration of intellectual property rights and associ

                                                                                                                                                                                  Ramsey Andary

                                                                                                                                                                                  Consultant
                                                                                                                                                                                  DMAW Lawyer

                                                                                                                                                                                  Ramsey works with the firm’s Business Transactions and Advice practice.

                                                                                                                                                                                    David Salisbury

                                                                                                                                                                                    General Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                    Consumer & Small Business Strategies - ACCC

                                                                                                                                                                                    David Salisbury is General Manger - Consumer & Small Business Strategies at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissi

                                                                                                                                                                                      Robert Craig

                                                                                                                                                                                      Barrister

                                                                                                                                                                                      Rob has been a member of the Victorian Bar since 2006 and practices in commercial litigation, class actions and insolvency.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Roxanne Burd

                                                                                                                                                                                        Barrister

                                                                                                                                                                                        Roxanne Burd is a barrister at the Victorian Bar; she practises primarily in commercial litigation.  Roxanne regularly appea

                                                                                                                                                                                          David Campbell

                                                                                                                                                                                          Director
                                                                                                                                                                                          Avatar

                                                                                                                                                                                          David Campbell is the founder and director of Avatar Consulting, a company specialising in the fiscal and transactional metri

                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Reid

                                                                                                                                                                                            Special Counsel
                                                                                                                                                                                            Maddocks

                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica has been working with clients in the franchising and consumer markets sector for over a decade.  She extensive exper

                                                                                                                                                                                              Raynia Theodore

                                                                                                                                                                                              Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                              MST Lawyers

                                                                                                                                                                                              Raynia is a Principal in the Corporate Advisory and Franchising Team at MST Lawyers.  Raynia has extensive experience in com

                                                                                                                                                                                                Catherine Debreceny

                                                                                                                                                                                                Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                Maddocks

                                                                                                                                                                                                Cath is a Partner in the Melbourne Commercial Group with significant national and international experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mathew Webster

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Special Counsel
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Norton Rose Fullbright

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mathew Webster is a corporate and commercial lawyer based in Sydney who specialises in franchising.  He has a broad range of

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alicia Hill

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                    MST Lawyers

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alicia is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation in Victoria and Queensland, a Nationally Accredited Mediator and

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Philip Colman

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Principal
                                                                                                                                                                                                      MST Lawyers

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Philip Colman, is a partner in Melbourne based law firm, MST Lawyers with 35 years’ experience as a lawyer, mainly advising

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chris Nikou

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                        K&L Gates

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. Nikou has acted for major Australian and international companies and works closely with his clients, taking the time to u

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Harshad Shiba

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quantum Law Ltd

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Harshad Shiba has significant experience in commercial law. He is known for his specialist expertise in franchise & licensin

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shaun Temby

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maddocks

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shaun is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer. Experienced in competition and consumer law advice and litigation; and prope

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bronwyn Furse

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thomson Geer

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bronwyn is a commercial lawyer with specialist expertise in the areas of intellectual property, privacy, regulatory and compe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marianne Marchesi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Legalite

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Founder and principal lawyer of Legalite, Marianne, has been described as a “down to earth lawyer”, an oxymoron if you as

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Allison McLeod

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HWL Ebsworth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Allison provides practical advice and assistance to clients from a range of industries on all aspects of trade and distributi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glen Pauline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Practice Leader
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LegalVision

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Glen is a Practice Leader in LegalVision’s Disputes and Litigation team. He has significant experience in conducting litiga

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sean O’Donnell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HWL Ebsworth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sean is the national head of the firm’s Franchising and Retail Group and specialises in franchising law and commercial disp

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Maija Kerry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Special Counsel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Norton Rose Fullbright

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Maija Kerry is a corporate and commercial lawyer at Norton Rose Fullbright in Sydney.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Matt Vitale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Founder and General Counsel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Birchal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Matt is Co-Founder and General Counsel of Birchal, one of the first licensed equity crowdfunding platforms in Australia. Matt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stewart Germann

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stewart Germann Law Office

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stewart Germann founded Stewart Germann Law Office (“SGL”) in 1993 as a boutique law firm at Auckland, New Zealand, speci

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mick Keogh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Deputy Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ACCC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mick has a long and diverse history of involvement with the agriculture sector, which has included periods of employment as a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Greg Hipwell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Maddocks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Greg is a corporate and commercial lawyer who has extensive experience advising companies that distribute goods and services

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  James Hains

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chief Legal Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Adcock Private Equity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  James Hains is General Counsel of Adcock Private Equity, a family office private equity fund. James also provides support in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jeremy Stevenson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    General Counsel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Champ Private Equity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jeremy joined CHAMP in July 2016 as General Counsel. He oversees all legal affairs for the Group and its investee companies w

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Louise Wolf

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Senior Associate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MST Lawyers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Louise Wolf is a Senior Associate working within the Corporate Advisory and Franchising Team at MST Lawyers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Seva Surmei

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Principal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DMAW Lawyers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Seva Surmei is a Principal in the Business Transactions and Advice team at DMAW Lawyers Pty Ltd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Derek Sutherland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Special Counsel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HWL Ebsworth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Special Counsel HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and is a member of the Retail, Distribution and Automotive Groups with a specialty pract

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Greg Nathan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Founder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Franchise Relationships Institute

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tamra Seaton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MDS Legal

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jason Gehrke, CFE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Franchise Advisory Centre

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alan Wein

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mediator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OFMA

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mary Aldred

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brendan Green

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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