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

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