Date Posted: June 6, 2017

Hi to all, I’ve been in the chair for three months and am greatly enjoying being involved with the Board and new strategies being planned and implemented. It’s been a pleasure to work with Greg and the team, and refreshing for the committee to be involved in providing feedback on the strategy as well. It’s an exciting time to be involved with FBA and we welcome your thoughts and ideas on... Read more

Date Posted: June 6, 2017

Family Business Adviser Tony Kabrovski HLB Mann Judd Expertise Advisory board services, business partner and sounding board Business Advisory Business model review Business planning Business succession Cash flow forecast preparation Outsourced CFO services and complete back-office finance support including payroll services Scheduled and regular business performance analysis, planning and measurement including management reporting Strategic planning workshops along with implementation and accountability support Year end statutory financial accounts and tax returns How long have you been working with family businesses?  20... Read more

Date Posted: June 6, 2017

The Business of People: Building Capability and Leading Performance was the theme of the state conference held Friday May 19th. The conference programme covered the specialties of working in a family business and with family members. It was a content rich programme and feedback received from those that attended can be found on the SA Family Business Australia Facebook site here: The short vignettes really capture the takeaway value that... Read more

Date Posted: June 6, 2017

Family Business Charlesworth Nuts Industry Food & Gift Manufacturing, Wholesale & Retail Name Liam Charlesworth What generation is your family business? 4th Generation What is your role in the family business? My primary role is in Marketing, but I also have strong roles in Customer Service & Retail Support. I’m lucky enough to be able to dabble in other areas too when opportunities present themselves. For example, I often help out in Payroll, Administration, and even on... Read more

Date Posted: June 6, 2017

Family Business Adviser Martin Tobin OutLore Consulting Area of expertise Family Business Governance How long have you been working with family businesses? I was in my own family business, Tobin Brothers Funerals, for over 18 years, before reinventing myself as a specialist family business adviser over 6 years ago. What’s one of the most common mistakes you see in family businesses? Treating either their family issues (i.e. communication, cohesion etc) as secondary to the needs... Read more

Date Posted: June 5, 2017

Following extensive research conducted by KPMG in Singapore and CPA Australia with many successful Singaporean family businesses, ‘Two sides of a coin’ a report on differing perspectives in Singapore’s family businesses was launched. The report indicates that family businesses do in fact have a unique advantage over non-family owned businesses with the following areas proving most prevalent; value-driven organizational structure (stronger sense of belonging), faster decision making (smaller chain of... Read more

Date Posted: June 5, 2017

The VIC State Conference on May 18 was a huge success. With over 100 attendees coming together, the conference was a full day of learning and networking. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved with making the conference what it was: the MC on the day – Richard Boyce and each of the speakers on the day as well as all those who took the time to... Read more

Date Posted: May 31, 2017

EWM Group (EWM) has been announced as a National Gold Sponsor with Family Business Australia (FBA), supporting families in Business. Greg Griffith, CEO of FBA said, “We are pleased to announce EWM Group as a National Gold partner as they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer families in business in the areas of Family Office, Family Governance, Wealth Management and Philanthropy advice that delivers long term stewardship” “As a... Read more

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