Date posted: October 20, 2017

State Manager’s Blog

As we hurtle toward the end of another busy year, there is still quite a lot to be done in the FBA year, so don’t hang up those dancing shoes yet! We have launched new programs for both Family Businesses and Advisers and I encourage you warmly to find a moment to read the email information that we send you. We know you are busy, but these activities have been designed for you as a benefit of your membership, so please remember to check out the action.

I also need to let you know that I am transitioning to retirement and have resigned my role as State Manager with FBA. I will be taking up a part-time project based role within FBA from November and look forward to maintaining connections with all NSW and ACT members, as well as possibly getting to know members from other states a bit better.

My time at FBA so far has been exciting. Getting to know the members and the committees with whom I work has been a real privilege and I have treasured the times we have spent together. But my body is letting me know that it requires more attention from me, and as it is my constant companion, I am obliged to heed it! My new role will involve special and regional Forum Groups, advocacy, establishing a special group for those who have been with FBA for a long time and preserving their wisdom, and also working with other industry associations to spread the word of FBA. I hope that you will continue to bring me your great ideas around these areas of focus and that together we might help make FBA better and stronger.

To all the NSW and ACT members, I would like to thank you for the support and encouragement that you have shown me over the last few years. I have felt welcome and that I belong – which is an enormous gift to give anyone. I look forward to my future with you all, albeit at a slightly slower pace.

The search for a replacement for my State Manager role is underway and I am confident that an excellent successor will be appointed. Have a very happy end of year everyone –



Wendy Foster