Richard Thame

Director, NSW/ACT State President - Franchise Council of Australia

CouriersPlease CEO Richard Thame has an outstanding, more than 20-year track record in driving success for franchised and national companies, and decades of experience in executive leadership, franchise excellence and logistics. Over the last twenty years Richard has held leadership roles in a variety of franchise systems including McDonald’s, Thrifty Car Rental and Fastway Couriers.

In his role as Group Managing Director at Fastway Couriers, Richard had responsibility for franchise organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and South Africa. This gave him the opportunity to meet with franchisors and franchisees in many diverse markets. Richard has played an active role in the franchise community, and currently serves as the NSW Convenor of the FCA Chief Executive Syndicate.

In 2017, he successfully completed the CFE program. Richard believes the FCA has a crucial role in contributing to public policy debates surrounding the structure, education, and reform of the franchising sector at this critical time.