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NEW FACES ON FANZ BOARD FOR 2013

by Simon Lord,
last updated 24/08/2012

3 August 2012 - The new Franchise Association board includes three new faces, with lawyer David Foster re-elected as Chairman

There’s a fresh new look to the 2012-2013 board as three newcomers join the existing four elected members. The newcomers are:

  • Dawn Engelbrecht, Safe Kids in Daily Supervision (franchisor)
  • Dr. Callum Floyd, Franchize Consultants (consultant)
  • Brad Jacobs, The Coffee Club (master franchisee)

The existing/returning board members are:

  • Paul Brown, Paramount Services (franchisor)  - re-elected
  • David Foster, Harris Tate (lawyer)
  • Stephen Mansfield, Quest Serviced Apartments (master franchisee)
  • Ian Robertson, New Zealand Post (franchisor)

The result is a board with a wide range of experience and some bright, energetic new faces. Dawn Engelbrecht has been both a franchisee and franchisor with sKids. A qualified accountant, she recently gained her MBA and is currently taking the New Zealand-founded franchise into Australia. Brad Jacobs is the youngest of the new faces and has spent almost his entire career with The Coffee Club, starting as a teenaged staff member and working his way up through management positions to master franchisee for New Zealand. Dr Callum Floyd was New Zealand’s first franchising PhD and has since assisted franchises large and small in his role as director at Franchize Consultants.

Not elected were:

  • Sean Dwyer, ANZ National Bank (banker)
  • Warren Sare, BNZ (banker)
  • Laurel McCulloch, Link Business (broker)

David Foster is Franchise Association chairman for 2012/2013The positions of Chairman and Vice Chairman were voted on by board members at the first board meeting after the election. David Foster has been re-elected as Chairman and Ian Robertson of New Zealand Post takes over from Stephen Mansfield as Vice Chairman. (Stephen Mansfield has since resigned from the board - see separate story)

David said that he was delighted to be given the opportunity to serve a second term as Chairman and remained committed to continue the development of FANZ as a strong Association. He said that the coming year will see FANZ building on the progress that has been made and that already several major franchise systems have seen the value of becoming members and are preparing to join.

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