Monday, May 5th, 2014

Broome identity on Small Business board

Small business minister Joe Francis has appointed a Broome pharmacist to an advisory panel.

Anthony Masi is now a member of the board of the Small Business Development Authority.

You can read a media release here:

Government of Western AustraliaDepartment of the Premier and Cabinet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon Joe Francis MLA

2/5/14

 

 

 

Minister for Small Business

 

                                                                                                                  MEDIA STATEMENT

Supporting small business growth

  • ·         Two new board members appointed to Small Business Development Corporation
  • ·         SBDC focusing on practical services and reducing regulatory burden for small business

 

The State Government is continuing its commitment to support small business by appointing two new members to the board of the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC).

 

Small Business Minister Joe Francis announced the appointment of two small business owners to the board for a three-year term.

 

They are Broome businessman Anthony Masi and Susan Bailey, former president of the WA Housing Industry Association.

 

Mr Francis said the new members would add to the first-hand business experience already on the board.

 

Anthony Masi, a pharmacist, has owned and operated successful small businesses in rural Western Australia since 1991. These include a camera store, a health food shop, an IGA grocery store and two pharmacies.  He currently employs 35 staff in Broome.  He is a board member of the Kimberley Pilbara Medicare Local; and Boab Health, and a committee member of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (WA Branch).

Mr Masi is also an active member of the Kyle Andrews Foundation Inc., a Broome-based children’s cancer charity.  He was chair from 2008-10 and is currently the organisation’s treasurer.

Susan Bailey, a former owner of two furniture and homeware stores, has 25 years’ experience in the residential construction sector, working with builders and other small business participants in the industry. 

 

Mrs Bailey is past president of the WA Housing Industry Association, a board member of the Construction Training Fund Board, and a consultant to the industry.

 

The board is the accountable authority for the SBDC and was created under the Small Business Development Corporation Act 1983.  It provides an independent source of advice to the Minister for Small Business and overall direction to the corporation.

The board is focused on providing relevant and practical support to small businesses and fostering the development of policies which are conducive to a thriving sector.

 

Fact File

  • ·         SBDC is celebrating its 30th anniversary (1984-2014)
  • The SBDC Board consists of eight members, two from the regions
  • SBDC board meets monthly providing oversight of the SBDC and advice to Government about issues of importance to small business

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