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The Family Business Institute’s Foundation Members Graduate – 2017

The cast (from left to right): Front row: Ross Anderson (Founder/Faculty – leadership development); David Gibbs (Patron – Bennett Group, Chartered Accountants); Dr Lynn Scoles (GP and Life Coach): Andrew Logie-Smith (Logie-Smith Lanyon, Lawyers); Jon Kenfield (Founder /Faculty- Master Solutionist); Ken Whitters (Faculty – Strategic Leadership); Back rows: Mac Hay (Faculty – Adviser); Jane Stott (Coach and Trainer); Dan Simmonds (Principal – Mast Lawyers); LeeAnne Summers (Consultant – Bennett Group); Rosemarie Brown (Principal, Bayside Mediation); James Norman (Mancell Advisers). Apologies on the night: Ashleigh Wall (Mast Lawyers); Angelo Coco (Family Business Support): Phil Beaney (South Rock Advisory)


The Family Business Institute’s Foundation Members received their graduation certificates at a delightful dinner hosted by the Australia Club in Melbourne, on 27th October 2017.

These pioneering advisers undertook 12 days of intensive, skills-based, face-to-face training, over 12 months in 2016 – 2017.  They also had to successfully complete 3 collaborative, written team assignments – all of which were mercilessly critiqued and assessed by the FBI Faculty.

The result is a close-knit group of trustworthy professional advisers who are very comfortable collaborating across disciplines to produce the best possible outcomes for private clients and business families.

Despite almost everyone in the group having at least 20 years of professional experience behind them, they all agreed they’d acquired extensive new knowledge and skills that would benefit their advisory practices and the clients they served.





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