August 19, 2020

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Realise Business is pleased to announce our latest webinar guest speaker, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell AO.

 Ms Carnell has been a strong supporter and advocate for small businesses, which have been severely impacted by the COVID crisis.

In this one-hour webinar Ms Carnell will speak with Realise Business CEO, Jacqui Attard, on some of the biggest hurdles for small business as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions, the emotional toll it has taken on small business owners, and where there may be light at the end of the tunnel in our shared journey to recovery.

There will also be a 15-minute Q&A session.

We are excited to present the opportunity for clients to hear from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman. Places will be limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

Kate Carnell | Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

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).

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

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 VicePresident 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.

Realise Business is Not-for-Profit, and funded by all levels of Government, which means you can get advice from our highly experienced business advisors for a fraction of the cost of private business coaching. Realise Business provides confidential, independent business advice and skills training for small businesses across Sydney as part of the NSW Government’s Business Connect program. Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business. Find out more

Media Release

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Bookings are closed for this event.