Date Posted: February 6, 2017

Welcome to another great year ahead with FBA. For those of you who I am yet to meet or speak with I hope to soon, however feel free to drop me a line anytime. 2017 is Year of the Rooster, more specifically the Fire Rooster. It is said the Fire Rooster is “Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work” – in line with this, perhaps it... Read more

Date Posted: February 3, 2017

Welcome Back! For some lucky few that will be true, for some you will have been back for a while now. Each of you should have received a communication from our CEO, Greg Griffith towards the middle of January. In his email he mentioned some of the exciting things that are planned for FBA VIC in 2017. I’ll avoid repeating his whole message, but I am pleased to remind you... Read more

Date Posted: January 31, 2017

Welcome to 2017, we start the New Year with a number of new events for our members, kicking off on February 21st with an Adviser Connect breakfast with presentations provided by Andrew Reed from Hender Consulting and Sarah Leo from Openbook Howden. An event for both advisers and family business members we will open up discussion about recruitment of personnel within the family business sector. Click here for more information. Following... Read more

Date Posted: January 31, 2017

2017 is the year for family business in NSW & ACT and FBA will do great things - just wait and see! I can say this because I know what is on the program, and I can’t wait to share it with you all. The action all starts this month our first Show & Tell at Bright Print. This program was so successful here last year that FBA is rolling... Read more

Date Posted: January 30, 2017

Freebies and Facebook….. we’ve added some great things to your membership for 2017! I am really excited to welcome to 2017 as we start the year with a number of great new initiatives to add even more value to your FBA membership.  We are introducing a series of Family Business Insider – Show and Tell events, these will be free to our members and first time guests, so now you can... Read more

Date Posted: January 30, 2017

Like any enterprise, a family business needs to have governance in place to ensure that its family and business strategies are achieved. This governance must protect the business from the normal and predictable challenges that family involvement brings. However, formalising ownership structures, power and processes can sometimes stir up resistance, particularly from the founding generation as it transitions from a ‘dictatorship’ to ‘democracy’. Dominic Pelligana, Partner, KPMG Enterprise, says the benefits... Read more

Date Posted: December 2, 2016

Can you believe we are almost done and dusted with another year? It has been one of major turmoil throughout the world but mostly Australian Family businesses have done what they do best – working on and in their business quietly. Family businesses are known to outperform public enterprise, particularly in volatile  times. Queensland is a perfect example of this in the aftermath of the mining boom here. Take the Wellcamp... Read more

Date Posted: December 2, 2016

FBA Welcomes Queensland State Manager FBA is pleased to announce the appointment of Jodie Watson as the new Queensland State Manager. Jodie will be responsible for membership growth and retention, driving revenue through forums, events and courses, committee management and sponsorship activity in Queensland. Jodie comes with over 15 years’ experience working for membership services organisations where networking, shared information, membership benefits and sales strategies were keys to success. She joins FBA... Read more

Date Posted: December 2, 2016

As a sponsor of FBA, it was inspiring to attend the Hall of Fame dinner last month and hear the incredible stories of businesses like Ennio International and LV Dohnt. I had the pleasure of sitting next to a young man who is very much the next generation of his family business. Just starting out in his career, it was thrilling to hear this millennial’s response to the stories of Ennio and... Read more

Date Posted: December 2, 2016

Family Business  Tom RooneyWaterfind Australia, Waterfind USA, NOW Market Services, ElectrAg, Water Valuation Services,Industry Water, Software, Energy, Finance and Natural Resource ManagementWhat generation is your family business? 4th GenerationWhat is your role in the family business? Group CEO What/ who is a major influence for you in the family business? Originally my Grandfather Henry Rooney who’s portrait sits in our Adelaide head office,  then my mother Pauline Rooney who was Chairman of the... Read more