Hot Seat with  Kate Carnell 
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)

Stirling Business Association is pleased to invite you to our special webinar with guest speaker, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell AO.

Join us to hear from Ms Carnell about the role of ASBFEO and the current issues facing small and family businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ms Carnell is a strong supporter and advocate for small and family businesses and will also share some inspirational stories from businesses that have successfully pivoted during this extremely tough time.

You will also have the opportunity to ask Ms Carnell your questions and find out more about how ASBFEO can help you and your business in our Q&A segment.

 We look forward to seeing you online.

Our guest speaker

Kate Carnell commenced her role as Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) in March 2016.

Kate brings extensive experience and knowledge to the role of Ombudsman, having run her own small businesses for 15 years before becoming ACT Chief Minister in 1995 for a five year period.

Prior to her appointment as the inaugural ASBFEO, Kate held the position of CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which represents more than 300,000 businesses across Australia. She has also served two years as CEO of
beyondblue, four years as CEO of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, four years as CEO of the Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) and three years as CEO of the National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI).

A pharmacist by profession, Kate was the inaugural chair of the ACT Branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the first female to become the National Vice-President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

Kate was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2006 for her services to the community through contributions to economic development and support for the business sector, knowledge industries, the medical sector and medical technology advances.

Event Details
Wednesday, 23 September
7:15am - 8:15am
Online via Zoom
Link to be provided
Free for SBA Members
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