Date posted: September 7, 2015

The FBA WA Chapter has had a number of exciting events over the past month. The Performance Management session hosted by the Illuminate Group where both Navinda Singh from Illuminate and Danielle McNamee from ProcessWorx addressed an enthusiastic group and ran through some of the mechanisms that can be adopted regarding paying and performance managing staff. A group of our Next Generation members were guests of the Royal Flying Doctor Service on Thursday 13th August where CEO Grahame Marshall addressed the group and imparted some of his knowledge in our yearly “Meet the CEO” event. The group were also shown around the RFDS operations at Jandakot and I am sure as surprised as I was when I toured the site a few years ago to see the size and breadth of their operations. Certainly a great service and one we should all consider supporting.

My focus recently has been on building the profile of FBA and it’s members, you may have seen the beginning of a series of articles we are running with the West Australian. The first being Baileys Fertiliser and the second on Go West Tours, two impressive and innovative family businesses. This series will continue with another 10 business to be showcased over the coming months, highlighting the diversity of family businesses and the contribution made to the Australian economy.

You can read these articles below:
Technology Keeps Wheels Turning – Go West Tours
Baileys Business Thriving 

I will continue to seek out ways in which to build the FBA community, please feel free to get in touch if you have an industry body or business association you belong to that we can connect with and share the FBA resources with your fellow family business colleagues.

Past Events:

Next Generation Meet the CEO
Successful event that gathered future family business leaders who were inspired by the host CEO and surprised at the enormity of the work RFDS does in WA.

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Francesco Lombardo – Entitled Brat to Contributing Leader
Attended by 40 guests and provided insightful look at a topic affecting many family businesses

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Lorraine Willis
State Manager – WA