La Porchetta CEO, Sara Pantaleo has been elected to the Board of the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA). This is the second time Ms Pantaleo will serve on the Board, having previously served from October 2012 to October 2014.
Ms Pantaleo is a former Franchise Woman of the Year (2010) and a Telstra Business Woman of the Year Finalist (2012). She has also served as Vice President of the Victorian State Chapter of the FCA.
Ms Pantaleo was also one of only six Australian executives to complete the inaugural Certified Franchising Executive (CFE) program earlier this year. This is the only internationally recognised professional accreditation program for franchise executives and is respected by franchise leaders worldwide.
A passionate advocate for franchising as a business model, Ms Pantaleo often acts as a mentor to others in the sector. She says of her appointment to the Board, “I see this as an opportunity to continue advocating for franchising as a business model and to support ongoing development of best practice and continuing education for stakeholders at all levels.”