Franchise Radio Show 92 “Franchising Today – The Way Forward with the FCA” with CEO Mary Aldred

Mary Aldred commenced as the Chief Executive Officer of the Franchise Council of Australia in April 2018. Mary brings to the role extensive experience across government, industry and business, as well as a strong focus on membership engagement, stakeholder collaboration and effective advocacy. Mary is also a Board Director of Australian Sustainable Hardwoods in Heyfield.

Prior to commencing at the FCA, Mary served as the inaugural CEO of the Committee for Gippsland from its commencement in 2011 to her departure in March 2018.

Mary is a former Chair and current member of the Hawks Young Executive Committee, a board sub-committee at the Hawthorn Football Club.

Mary has worked in government at a state and federal level, including as an advisor to a federal government minister, and for a United States Senator in Washington DC. Mary’s work in industry and business includes having worked for Australia’s peak energy industry body, and in private business.

Mary has studied at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, is a graduate of the AICD, has a BA (Hons) from Monash University, a Master of Agribusiness from the University of Melbourne, and an MBA from Federation University Gippsland.

Mary is a 2018 winner of the Australian Financial Review’s Boss Magazine Young Executive of the Year.

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