Nominate now: Top 30 Franchise Executives 2020

Are you an outstanding franchise executive? Do you have a brilliant BDM on your team? Is your CEO gold class?

If you admire the work of a committed colleague it’s time to let us know. Give these franchise superstars a shout out and nominate them for the Top 30 Franchise Executives report for 2020.

The report celebrates the outstanding performance of individuals going above and beyond for their franchisees, and nominations are open now.

Each nominee will be judged on six categories: best practice, franchise citizenship, leadership, innovation, franchise promotion and professional development.

We’ll be looking for the sparklers who demonstrate their brilliance across all areas; we’re on the search for exceptional talent and commitment.

There’s one proviso – nominees must be, or working for, a franchisor. Franchisees and service providers are not eligible.

To get your nominee in the spotlight, just click here. Then we’ll get in touch with them about submitting an entry.


Top 30 Franchise Executives judges

We’ve assembled a top class line-up of judges to evaluate the entries.

Paul Constantinou is founder and chairman of Quest Apartment Hotels, the first brand to be awarded a 5-star Australian Franchise Rating.

Sherwin Djamil, Soul Origin multi-unit franchisee, operates eight healthy fast food outlets across Sydney and Melbourne.

Mark Hawthorne, a QSR CEO, has more than a decade’s experience in senior leadership roles at Guzman y Gomez and McDonald’s internationally.

Nikki Lawson, managing director KFC Asia-Pacific, has been chief marketing officer for Yum! in South Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

Bruce McFarlane, MD BlueRock Law, has been involved in franchising legals for more than two decades. BlueRock is the  Top 30 Franchise Executive 2020 report sponsor.

Crystal Petzer is a dual-brand multi-unit franchisee, with Hire A Hubby and The Alternative Board businesses, and sits on the FCA franchisee committee.

Sarah Stowe, editor of Inside Franchise Business, has been engaged with, and writing about, the Australian franchising sector for 12 years.

Jewli Turier, CEO of Franchise Relationships Institute, has an international background in franchise leadership and operations and extensive experience supporting and educating franchisees and franchisors. 

The Top 30 Franchise Executives event

The Top 30 Franchise Executives report, sponsored by BlueRock, will be launched at an event in Melbourne in February 2020.

Find out more about nominations and the event here.