NFC18 Speakers

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

Peter Sinodinos

Snap Franchising Ltd

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

    Amy Smith

    The Good Foundation

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

      Hon. Jeff Kennett AC

      Former Victorian Premier

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

        David & Elise Christie

        Joint CEO
        Bakers Delight

          Dustin Hansen

          InXpress Americas

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

            Brett Houldin

            Group CEO
            Craveable Brands

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

              Anna Ramondetta

              Communications and Training Consultant
              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

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

                  Michael Clarke

                  Chief Strategy Officer

                  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

                          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

                              Executive Chairman
                              Human Performance Company

                              Bill leads the team at Human Performance Company ( Bill started in business while a uni student

                                Kelli Ponting

                                The Marketing Lab

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

                                  Bianca Azzopardi


                                  Bianca Azzopardi is CEO of Zambrero – Australia’s largest Mexican franchise chain and fastest growing companies with over

                                    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

                                      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

                                          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

                                            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

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

                                                  Jewli Turier

                                                  General Manager
                                                  Franchise Relationship Institute

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

                                                    Darryn McAuliffe


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

                                                      Tony Cotter

                                                      National Manager Franchising

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

                                                        Simon Dennis

                                                        Head of Partnerships

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

                                                          Brad Stannard

                                                          General Manager

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

                                                            Ken Russell

                                                            Head of Digital Marketing
                                                            Craveable Brands

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

                                                              John Shepherd

                                                              Assistant Commissioner
                                                              Australian Taxation Office

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

                                                                James Scurr

                                                                Managing Director
                                                                Cashflow It

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

                                                                  Bruce McFarlane

                                                                  Managing Director
                                                                  BlueRock Partners

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

                                                                    Tanya Robertson

                                                                    National Franchise Manager
                                                                    7 Eleven

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

                                                                      Greg Nathan

                                                                      Franchise Relationships Institute

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

                                                                        Sarah Stowe

                                                                        Inside Franchise Business

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

                                                                          Tamra Seaton

                                                                          MDS Legal

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

                                                                            Aaron Smith, CFE

                                                                            KX Pilates

                                                                            Aaron Smith is the Founder & CEO 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

                                                                                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

                                                                                    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

                                                                                      Franchise Advisory Centre

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

                                                                                        Tracey Eaton

                                                                                        Remarkable Franchises

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

                                                                                          Lawrence Pelletier

                                                                                          Sales and Marketing Director

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

                                                                                            Brad Rappell

                                                                                            Franchising 1st

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

                                                                                              Sara Pantaleo

                                                                                              La Porchetta

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

                                                                                                Alan Wein


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

                                                                                                  Andrew Klein

                                                                                                  MC - NFC18

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

                                                                                                    Mary Aldred

                                                                                                    Franchise Council of Australia

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

                                                                                                    Rajiv Rajan

                                                                                                    Specialist Franchise Broker
                                                                                                    The Finn Group

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

                                                                                                      Darren Wallis

                                                                                                      GJ Gardener Homes

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

                                                                                                        Richard Thame

                                                                                                        Managing Director

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

                                                                                                          Brendan Green

                                                                                                          Hire a Hubby

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