Event Details

Tuesday, 14 March 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Terrace Room, Level 6, Building 14
UQ Location:
Sir Llew Edwards Building (St Lucia)
Event category(s):

Event Contact

Ms Jacqui Niblett
334 66272
Org. Unit:
Business, Economics and Law

Event Description

Full Description:
BEL Student Employability Team (SET) are excited to kick off our 1st Edge Leadership Series for the year with guest speaker Mr. Allan English, Founder of Silver Chef Limited and Director of the English Family Foundation.

Date: Tuesday 14th March 2017
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Venue: Terrace Room, Level 6, Sir Llew Edwards (Building 14)

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Allan is the Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of ASX-listed, and B-Corp accredited, Silver Chef Limited which was founded in 1986. In 2000, as a volunteer, he established the Queensland office for Opportunity International Australia. In 2010, he created the English Family Foundation to support local and overseas social entrepreneurs tackling some of the more challenging issues facing our society.

Some Highlights:
• Serves as a Council member of Philanthropy Australia
• On the Advisory Board for QUT's The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-profit Studies.
• Former recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award
• In 2012, he was recognised by Queensland’s Community Foundation as Philanthropist of the Year.
• In 2014, he won the inaugural Philanthropy Australia’s Philanthropy Leader award.

Silver Chef Limited is an ASX listed entity (ASX: SIV) that delivers equipment funding solutions that help small businesses reach their full potential. They have helped Australian small businesses create their own success stories for over 30 years. By wisely investing in the passions and potential of their customers, the Company’s proven success is a result of their customers’ success. They have consistently delivered strong growth in profits through a sound business model and focused management. They are proven excellent risk managers both for Silver Chef Group and for their clients, small businesses.

Allan is also passionate about making a difference in the community and at the social impact level. Allan is also the Director of The English Family Foundation. The vision of the Foundation is to support transformational change in our world through the growth and development of social entrepreneurs and social businesses. They are interested in people and organisations creating change here within Australia or in those developing South East Asian countries who are our closest neighbours. These people are called “social enterprise changemakers”. The English Family Foundation is passionate about driving transformational change in our world through supportive partnerships with early stage social changemakers and the organisations behind them

The Edge Student Leadership Series connects BEL students with inspirational leaders including CEOs, managing directors, partners, general managers and entrepreneurs from a range of industries.

Our guest speakers share their personal and career journeys, giving you invaluable first-hand insight into how business leaders get to the top of their game and how they overcome challenges.

By attending you will:
• Learn key success principles outside of the classroom
• Learn how others navigate the corporate world
• Hear from an industry leader about their career path
• Be motivated and inspired to build a successful career in your field as well.

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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