Advisory Board.


ROGER GILLESPIE OAM

Roger is co-founder and Executive Chairman of Bakers Delight, the largest national chain of bakeries in Australia with over 700 bakeries operating throughout Australia, New Zealand and Canada. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for both the Swinburne University of Technology’s Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) and the Franchising Council of Australia. Roger has been named ‘Citizen of the Year’ for the City of Boroondara and was granted an Order of Australia for his tireless work within the community.

Roger is a board member of the Bionics Institute and the Cranlana Programme, an educational entity geared at leadership development. He is a Director of Epic Health, a small integrated health care business, NQR, a supermarket chain, and is President of the Australian Retailers’ Association.​

ANDREW MYER AM

Andrew pursues a variety of business interests through the A V Myer Group of Companies, including property development, investment, film and philanthropy. He is a director of The Myer Family Investments since 2013. Andrew was Vice President of Bush Heritage Australia for nine years until March 2016 and a director, Chair and Deputy-Chair of the Melbourne International Film Festival for sixteen years until October 2017. He was appointed Chair of Arts Centre Melbourne Foundation and became a director of Documentary Australia Foundation in June 2017. He is founder and a director of the Andyinc Foundation, a PAF established in 2002. A producer and executive producer of Australian feature films, Andrew’s credits include Radiance, Three Dollars, Look Both Ways, Romulus My Father, My Year Without Sex, Balibo, Make Hummus Not War, the telemovie Dangerous Remedy for the ABC, Paper Planes, Last Cab to Darwin and Monsieur Mayonnaise.

ANDREW JAMES ABERCROMBIE

After graduating in Economics and Law, Andrew practised law for 7years, 5 in his own firm specialising in taxation and commercial law.

Andrew completed an MBA in 1988 at IMD in Switzerland. Recruited by a top Wall St. firm, the job never materialised as the ‘Black Friday’ crash of October ’89 unfolded so he returned to Australia and gained control of a failed finance company. Andrew turned it around to list on the ASX 14 years later. FlexiGroup Ltd is now a Top 200 company. Andrew is the major shareholder and Chairman.

Andrew has served on many Boards including the Resort Management Board for Mt Buller and Mt Stirling, the Florey Neurosciences Institute, the Zoo Foundation, the Menzies Research Centre and numerous private companies. Philanthropic interests include founding and chairmanship of The Abercrombie Foundation. He has been Treasurer of the Victorian Liberal Party for 5 years. He has interests in real estate & telecommunications and was the Regional Chairman of the World Presidents Organization and on the WPO International Board – after many leadership roles in YPO since 1995.