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WA Regional Awards 2019

FCA WA Regional Excellence in Franchising Awards

Thursday, 18th July, 2019

Please join us to celebrate WA franchising's highest achievers at a special buffet dinner at stunning Ambrose Estate.

Be inspired by those in your State making an outstanding difference in their business, their franchise system and your community.

Don't miss this great opportunity to socialise with your peers at the regional night-of-nights with toasts, good cheer, and all the excitement of the FCA WA Excellence in Franchising Awards!


Rajiv was a Senior Executive with almost 20 years highly successful experience in two blue chip Pharmaceutical and Life Science companies, leaving his last role with Novartis Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland, as Global Head, Sales Excellence.

With a strong commercial background and MBA qualified, Rajiv has performed a broad range of functions in Sales, Operations & Marketing, applying diverse solutions to complex business challenges in both the European and US pharmaceutical markets.

In 2011, Rajiv immigrated to Australia and soon afterwards fulfilled a long-held ambition to be self-employed, joining The Finn Group as a franchisee.

He has successfully developed his business with year on year growth in top and bottom line performance and has become instrumental in multiple Franchise Business Sales in WA.

Rajiv is passionate about business, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, coming from an entrepreneurial family with varied business interests.

Panel Discussion


Stephen Giles, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Stephen is a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright. He has been a member of the Franchise Council of Australia almost since its inception, was founding secretary and is a former President of the Victorian Chapter, served as chairman of the FCA in 1998 and from 2000 - 2007, and has been a national director of the FCA since 1997, handling the portfolio of Industry Regulation and Government Relations.




Sara Pantaleo, CEO, La Porchetta

Sara Pantaleo is the Chief Executive Officer of La Porchetta, Australasia's largest, franchised, licensed, à-la-carte restaurant group. Sara is a former Franchise Woman of the Year (2010) and a Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Victorian finalist (2012).

In 1996, when Sara joined La Porchetta, there were only 12 restaurants in Australia and she was instrumental in driving growth to more than 70 across Australia and New Zealand today. Sara achieved this by building corporate systems and process that enabled the company to expand without compromising its core family values and culture.


Ken Rosebery, Managing Director, The Cheesecake Shop

Ken Rosebery is Managing Director of The Cheesecake Shop, a leading franchisor with over 200 sites throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Ken was formerly president of the Franchise Council of Australia NSW Chapter and CEO of franchisor, Fastway Couriers from 2003 to 2008.

He is an adjunct lecturer in marketing and organisational psychology at the Australian Graduate School of Management UNSW with a diverse management career spanning entrepreneurial, corporate and government businesses.


Tanya Robertson, National Franchising Manager, 7-Eleven

A proven senior operational executive with over 25 year's extensive experience in both Corporate and Franchising sectors. Tanya has worked with some of Australia's best known, franchise and retail brands, across a broad range of industries including pharmacy, convenience, QSR, bulky goods, fashion retail and beauty.

Tanya has worked for relatively small franchisors trying to grow to critical mass to ensure ongoing success; and large established franchisors working to remain innovative and responsive to their franchisees and customers

With more than 16 years of managing high performing team's supporting her ethos that a supportive and collective environment allows individuals to excel and grow by empowering and encouraging ownership, benefiting both the company and the individual.
Venue: Ambrose Estate
Venue Address: 200 The Boulevard, Wembley Downs, WA 6019
Starting: 6:30 PM
Thursday 18th July 2019
Ending: 10:30 PM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030

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