Date posted: March 8, 2016

Its hard to believe, but I have been part of FBA for nearly 2 months! Time has flown by, I have been lucky to meet some of our members and look forward to meeting more. I have a few events under my belt and am starting to understand a little more about the family business sector. Everyone that I have met so far have been keen to meet, share and support others in similar situations. I have heard some great stories, if you have one that you would be happy to share, please email or call me,

It is great that we have the FBA National Conference in our home state, its on 17-19th August, a chance for increased learning and networking.
Other events that we have coming up:

  • Family Business Directors Course –  March 21st/ 22nd
  • Adviser Connect Breakfast – March 24
  • Conversation Series: Crisis Management – April 18

Another event that is coming up in March is the Growth Summit being held on March 15th  There is an opportunity we have made available at a reduced rate for those part of the family business community. Speakers include Salim Ismail, founder of Singularity University and author of Exponential Organisations, Geoff Smart author of WHO and global expert on hiring teams, Frances Frei, Professor at Harvard Business School, author of Uncommon Service and Joseph Grenny, author of Crucial Conversations and social scientist for business performance. To register, visit the website

I look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Alex Petersen
Victorian State Manager