Date Posted: April 7, 2017

What can I say but Jodie isn’t a fan of Debbie!!! It was a crazy end to March and the 3rd Quarter of 2017 with Cyclone Debbie effecting North Queensland right through to our friends across the border. If there is one thing I know is during times of need, Queenslanders stick together – and Families in Business are no different. As your representative with FBA please send a shout... Read more

Date Posted: April 7, 2017

“Forging a decade long career in Real Estate to become a Mining Laboratory Supplier” It’s 2012 and I’m living in inner city London eking out a living as a Real Estate Agent. The phone rings and it’s my father, Graham. He does not sound his usual jovial self. He tells me that he is unwell with an ‘untreatable’ form of leukaemia and whilst he does not have any symptoms yet, it... Read more

Date Posted: April 7, 2017

Matthew Pavlich will kick off the WA State Conference. In case you missed it registrations are now open for the 2017 WA State Conference. We have an impressive line up of speakers and a range of topics that will allow us to explore the theme for this year - ‘Making The Family Factor Work For You’. We are very excited about hearing Matthew Pavlich’s insights into his illustrious AFL career along... Read more

Date Posted: April 6, 2017

March saw another busy month for FBA Vic – it seems that all months are like that now! Our main event for March was the Family Business Directors Course – a great two days of learning, sharing and note-taking, I am sure that each delegate took at least one thing that they are able to put into practice back in their businesses. We have many events coming up over the next few... Read more

Date Posted: April 6, 2017

I can’t quite believe we are through the third quarter already! The South Australian Chapter has held some wonderful events in the first part of the New Year. We have also planned some great educational and networking opportunities coming up soon. Some of the dates to mark in your diary include: - Friday May 19th State Conference ( full day) – The Business of People, Building Capability and Leading Performance Tuesday May 30th... Read more

Date Posted: April 6, 2017

Plenty has been written about some enterprising families being active philanthropists and how philanthropy can enable family members to participate and learn some useful skills when they are not involved in running the core family enterprise. If, however, any of these family members are outside the family enterprise because they do not have relevant ability and experience, it seems reasonable to ask what they have to offer the family’s philanthropic activities?... Read more

Date Posted: April 6, 2017

It’s chocolate month. Sigh! I was reminded of this when I saw the SBS Insight program on family business last month ( click here to view) – it was a warm reminder of FBA’s family business royalty in the Darrell Lea story. Darrell Lea was synonymous with Easter and Christmas during my childhood. The late Jason Lea was one of FBA’s founding Chairmen and had a profound effect on the lives... Read more

Date Posted: March 14, 2017

Family business Sara PantaleoLa Porchetta IndustryFully Licensed restaurants and franchising What generation is your family business?The co-founders were my brother Rocco Pantaleo and another family Felice Nania What is your role in the family business?CEO, Director and Chair What/ who is a major influence for your in the family business?Our vision is to be the leading local Italian in Australia and New Zealand.  I love the way food gets people together in all sorts of... Read more

Date Posted: March 14, 2017

I am honoured and delighted to be appointed as Chair of the FBA Victorian State Committee. I’d like to thank all our members, our state committee and our National Board of Directors for supporting my appointment. I have been a member of FBA and participated in FBA forums for many years now. The Association offers so much in terms of education and networking opportunities. I have really enjoyed all the... Read more

Date Posted: March 14, 2017

February was a busy month for FBA Vic. For the first time FBA ran our Family Business Essentials Course free of charge for new members and prospects of FBA, if you missed out and are interested in taking part, never fear we are running one again in April – watch our website for confirmed dates.We also ran our first Family Business Insider at Scalzo Food Industries, a great opportunity to... Read more