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Franchising Council appoints executive director



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Franchising Code Administration Council Ltd Level 7. 91 Phillip Street Parramatta N SW 2150 Telephone: (02) 891 0021

Facsimile: (02) 891 1771 A .C .N . 058 42 1 784

FRANCHISING COUNCIL APPOINTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

RELEASE DATE: 22 January 1996

The Franchising Code Administration Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Neill Buck as Executive Director of the Council. ‘

The Chairman of the Council, Robert Gardini, said that Mr Buck who is a former State Director of the Trade Practices Commission in New South Wales will bring considerable skills and experience to the position. Mr Buck’s appointment and the establishment of a small secretariat office will enable the

Council to better promote best practice in franchising through adoption and compliance with the Franchising Code of Practice.

The key priorities of the Council in 1996 will be to better promote the Code to gain wider coverage of the Code to all franchise sectors including real estate and motor vehicles, and to ensure that those who are registered comply with the Code. Where appropriate the Council will also assist parties in resolving franchise disputes.

The Council is presently seeking renewals of registrations under the Code as amended for 1996 and the renewal rate will determine the commitment of the sector to self-regulation. .

Mr Buck’s appointment to the Council will be focal to the implementation of the Council’s four year strategic plan and to the relationship with the Small Business Unit of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Mr Gardini said.

Media Contact: Robert Gardini (06 2951408)