FESPA sees 12 graduates from its inaugural Future Leaders Program

A dozen talented individuals graduated last week from the first-ever FESPA Future Leaders program.

The 12 graduates are: Glen Moffat from Cactus Imaging, Troy Cavanagh and Luke Parisella from Imagebox Group, Chloe Ma from Bannercity and Sign Solutions, Stella Lim from Hexis Australia, Pranil Chandra from Next Printing, Joshua Beveridge from Starleaton, Aaron Grigg from Blair Signs & Print, Jodi Taylor from PSI Screenprinting, Daniel Edwards from Posterboy Printing, Bianca Martin from IVE Group and Glen Mackellin from HVG.

Held over two days, FESPA Australia hosted a diverse cohort of emerging leaders from all parts of our industry, from garment decoration and signage to commercial print, suppliers and print service providers.

These people had expressed a clear leadership ambition, a history of investing in themselves and others, and a commitment to work towards a better industry.

At stake was an all expenses-paid to FESPA Munich for one of the emerging leaders to act as spokesperson for the group to the 37 National Associations that make up the FESPA Community.

FESPA Australia president Nigel Davies said, “the pandemic challenged many leaders, including myself, so we wanted future leaders to be better prepared. The program had to be tailored to our industry and combine cutting-edge leadership coaching with insights from industry veterans. The quality of facilitation was the key; otherwise, it would be just like any other leadership program”.

The cohort voted Troy Cavanagh of ImageBox Group to be their spokesman and FESPA Future Leader.

“It was a very humbling experience to be selected by industry peers to be the FESPA Future Leader of 2022, and head to FESPA Munich 2023 to represent them all. What a great experience,” Cavanagh said.

Troy Cavanagh

Imago managing director Carl Harman facilitated the FESPA Future Leaders program. He has worked with and coached the senior and executive teams and boards of many prominent corporate and government organisations internationally.

Upon delivering the program, Harman said, “I have worked with countless groups from a myriad of industries and this week was a career highlight.”

“We want these talented individuals to grow together and set their minds to the challenges of our industry. We are looking for mentors to work with them; industry thought leaders to meet with them, so be in touch if you want to work with the program as a participant or mentor,” Davies added.

The FESPA Future Leaders program was made possible through the generous support of diamond sponsor Orafol, gold sponsors Ball & Doggett, Durst, Starleaton, Visual Connections, silver sponsors Kissel + Wolf, M-Power Software, Cactus Imaging, and bronze sponsors HVG and Ricky Richards.

The Glen Crerar Memorial Training Scholarship will support the FESPA Future Leader to represent FESPA Australia in Europe in 2023.

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