A half-day program that explores the unique role and opportunities of non-family managers working within a family business.


Many of the 70% of Australian family businesses employ non-family employees. However family involvement creates a complexity for non-family managers in a family business. In this half-day program, you will examine the difference that family involvement has on working in a family business, and develop an appreciation of how non-family managers can manage their role in a family business.


Who Will Benefit

This program is principally for non-family managers already working in a family business.  It may also be useful for those wishing to work in a family business.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Understand the systems at play in a family business
  • Understand how family involvement in family business affects the approach strategic and operational matters by non-family managers in family business
  • Appreciate how you can manage this involvement in your role as a non-family manager in a family business.

About the Presenters

Donella Caspersz works as an academic at the UWA Business School. Donella’s research covers management and organisational behaviour in human resource and employment relations, prosocial behaviour, migration and family business. In family business, Donella publishes on areas of human resource development, transgenerational transfer, and non family managers and CEO succession. Donella works with colleagues in Europe and Asia on this research. Donella has hosted the UWA-FBA Annual Family Business Lecture for the last 5 years, and has convened two academic conferences, the most recent being a symposium with colleagues from Europe and the nearby region on Family Business Sustainability and Continuity in the Digital Economy in September 2018.

John Broons is an Accredited Specialist Family Business Advisor of Family Business Australia and Fellow of the Family Firm Institute (Boston, USA) CFBA, ACFBA.  He also is a multi-award-winning Chairman of a TEC Group, (The Executive Connection) coaching and mentoring CEO’s of family owned and corporate businesses with revenues from $500k to $1.6Billion. John has presented internationally and locally, including Family Business Australia’s education programs and the 2017 WA CPA Conference. John works with decision makers in family businesses and corporates of all sizes to get clarity and focus around relationships and business success.
Program code 008
Duration 0.5 days
Time 9.00 AM - 1.00 PM
  • 03 September, 2019
Location AIM WA Floreat
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