Date posted: October 20, 2017

Congratulations to the FBA head office staff in their preparation and execution of the FBA National Conference in Hamilton Island. A successful event that was attended by 45 South Australians. There was plenty of networking and it provided a much needed respite from the cold depths of an Adelaide winter. In 2018 the National Conference will be held in Alice Springs with confirmed dates about to be announced. Please check your emails for further information as it becomes available.

August saw the SA Chapter hold their quarterly Family Business Insider event at Detmold on a cold rainy night – we had a great turnout of 20 + people and a really informative presentation by Zoe Detmold and Rob Lunn, Detmold had launched the first “recyclable” coffee cup that day with further information available here

A reminder that South Australia is holding a Directors Course Tuesday 31st October and Wednesday the 1st November.  We have not held a Directors course in South Australia for a number of years and this will be your last opportunity for another 12 months. You can register and find out more detail here

In member news; congratulations to Andrea Michaels (NDA Law) and Family Business Adviser member for being named a state finalist in the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Award. More here

This month’s e-news also talks to Andrea about her thoughts on working in the Family Business Sector.

Congratulations to Chase Finance for being awarded the Westpac 2017 SA/NT Introducer Team of the Year. As a broker, Chase Finance have access to a wide range of lenders for their clients. Westpac has recognised them for their outstanding new business introductions. Chase Finance are a long term family business member.

Lastly, FBA SA member ‘Magnetic Alliance’ has again secured Top 10 positions nationally in the prestigious Optus My Business Awards for ‘Workplace of the Year’, with CEO Mark Lim among the top 10 “Business Leaders of the Year” in Australia. A relatively new family business member you can see their work here

If you are thinking about joining a Forum Group please contact me directly, our next information session is Tuesday 15th November (Click here to register),  in the meantime if you have any questions about detail of the Forum Groups feel free to contact me for a confidential discussion.

Welcome to South Australian members:  

  • Frank Barbera | University of Adelaide
  • Liam Van Schaik | Van Schaiks Biogro Pty Ltd
  • Emma Van Schaik | Van Schaiks Biogro Pty Ltd
  • Heather Van Schaik | Van Schaiks Biogro Pty Ltd
  • Matthew Van Schaik | Van Schaiks Biogro Pty Ltd
  • Stephanie Van Schaik | Van Schaiks Biogro Pty Ltd
  • Stephen Van Schaik | Van Schaiks Biogro Pty Ltd
  • Tyron Blunt | AJ Blunt Painting Contractors
  • Zachary Blunt | AJ Blunt Painting Contractors
  • Glenda Brunt | Bell & Brunt
  • Kiran Burns | Standpipe Golf Motor Inn


Yvonne McClaren

State Manager SA /NT