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Jason Gehrke

Director

Jason has 20 years' experience in franchising and has worked at franchisee, franchisor and advisor level during this time. His firm, Franchise Advisory Centre, advises both franchisors and franchisees on pre-entry considerations as well as on sector best practice across a range of issues. It also conducts specialised education workshops and seminars for franchisors and franchisees throughout Australia and overseas.

Jason is often quoted in the business media, writes a regular column on franchising for online news service SmartCompany, and publishes Franchise News & Events, Australia's leading email news bulletin on franchise issues and trends. His articles and submissions are often quoted in state and federal government reports and reviews of the franchise sector.

Jason has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and is a former award-winning CEO of a mobile service franchise system. He often speaks about franchising and growth at business conferences, and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate franchising programs at Griffith University's Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence.

He is a member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC's) Franchising Consultative Committee, and has been a director of the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) since 2008.

Jason is now also a director of Thinkwater, an irrigation franchise (and FCA member) which operates in Australia and New Zealand.

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QLD-NT Chapter Christmas Networking Celebrations - 22/11/2018

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Date: Thursday 22nd November 2018

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Date: Tuesday 27th November 2018

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