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Family Business Association proudly presents the 25th Anniversary Celebration in Queensland on Wednesday 18 October 2023.

Family-owned businesses are significant contributors to the economic, social and cultural fabric of the countries they operate in and over the past quarter of a century FBA has forged strong partnerships and made a positive impact on family businesses across Australia and New Zealand. Our 25th anniversary presents a wonderful opportunity to pay homage to our past, acknowledge our achievements and envision an even brighter future.

Family Business Excellence Awards

This year we will also be announcing and celebrating your local Family Business Excellence Awards winners over a two-course seated lunch before the program begins. 

Program Outline

Meet the speakers

Session 1: The power of passion: visionaries creating a lasting impact
Prof Ken Moores AM
Bond University
Prof Mary Barrett
University of Wollongong
Justin Taylor
former  Director, 
T&T Corporation
Bruce Hatcher 
BDO Australia

Every journey in the realm of family business is unique, and invaluable lessons learned along the way are pivotal to shaping future pathways for multi-generation success. This session promises diverse insights from three members who share a long association with FBA and its predecessor organisations.

For Bond University Emeritus Professor Ken Moores AM, interest in family business began in the early 1990s with some pioneering research on the subject, following which, as founding director and lead researcher, he established the Australian Centre for Family Business (ACFB). Later, Ken served FBA for 12 years as a director; he also created much of the content of FBA’s acclaimed education program.

Professor Mary Barrett from the University of Wollongong's School of Faculty of Business and Law has various research interests, including family business, and has co-authored two books on family business with Professor Moores: "Learning Family Business: Pathways and Paradoxes" and "Women in Family Business Roles: Daughters on the Stage", as well as many other research publications.

Justin Taylor was the Director of his family business, T&T Corporation and has led the company from strength to strength during his incumbency. Justin was a pioneer of the FBA Next Generation initiative, whose aim is to help the emerging generation of family business owners and operators, deal effectively with their unique issues in family business.

Facilitated by long-standing FBA Specialist Accredited Advisor, Bruce Hatcher, and drawing on their diverse perspectives of the intricacies of family business, Mary, Ken, and Justin will provide valuable insights into the essential elements that contribute to the success of a family enterprise.

Session 2: Preserving tradition, embracing the future
Roz Shaw
CEO, Hawkins
Management Company
Rachael Shaw
Administration Manager
BGB Electrical
Marina Skinner
Generational Harmony

Growing up in a family which, over successive generations, has displayed a remarkable inclination for diversification, Roz Shaw is well-versed in the realm of family business. Today, Hawkins Management Company, now entering its fifth generation, serves as a testament to this legacy. This multi-faceted entity comprises Hawkins Capital, a property business, as well as Hawkins' Moreton Island Adventures, an operation that oversees the largest and most advanced ferry in Moreton Bay. Another of the family’s interests is BGB Electric, a venture in its third generation that proudly involves two of current Group CEO, Roz’s three children.

Facilitated by longstanding FBA Specialist Accredited Advisor Marina Skinner, third and fourth generation members of the Hawkins family, Roz Shaw and her daughter Rachael, will reveal how their family has, through the generations, embraced the future while preserving tradition. They will highlight the multi-dimensional aspects of their family’s businesses and will reveal the way these enterprises have evolved and grown over the years, underpinned by professionalism, a results orientation and a steadfast commitment to family and future.

Marina, Roz and Rachael will also share enlightening "ah-ha" moments experienced during their involvement with FBA. Each will offer their unique perspectives and explain how these experiences have guided their respective paths in the field of family business.

BGB Electric is an electrical and communications commercial fit out and maintenance company and Moreton Island Adventures regularly transports four-wheel drives, passengers, and freight to Moreton Island for business or recreation.

Networking Drinks
Networking drinks will round off the celebrations, so we hope you will stay for this wonderful opportunity to connect with other members.

Registration * prices include GST

FBA Member - $295
FBA Member & Guest - $590
Non-member - $445
Table of 8 - $2100                  

Registration includes the seated two-course Family Business Excellence Award Lunch with wine, afternoon tea and post-event networking drinks and canapes.


Located within the heart of Brisbane’s South Bank, Emporium Hotel South Bank combines award-winning style and service and the Frangipani Ballroom is an exquisitely designed, bespoke events space.

Please contact our office on 1800 249 357 or at if you have any questions or require assistance with your registration.