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.

              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

                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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