Fran Avon

Fran Avon

Chief Executive Officer | BRISBANE

BA Information Science, Graduate Diploma in Management, Diploma in Social Media Marketing

“Having travelled extensively in Australia including two years in the Northern Territory, I have witnessed the resilience, strength and optimism of people who live in rural and remote communities.”

Fran’s background

Fran has close to twenty year’s experience years working for non-profit community service organisations. She is an incredibly experienced CEO, fundraiser, and marketer. For Fran, it was an easy decision to join a much needed and respected organisation. She is inspired by the commitment, compassion and resilience of those who live and work in our rural communities.  Fran’s vision is to help those living remotely enjoy a a long and healthy life.

Fran spent 12 years at Wesley Mission in Sydney, as General Manager for Community Engagement and Property and Executive Manager, Marketing, Fundraising and Volunteering.  Fran’s passion for remote communities was ignited having spent two years in the Northern Territory. She was the CEO for St Vincent de Paul Society in the Northern Territory.

Fran has also worked as a Marketing Manager in  the Publishing, Telecommunications and Technology sectors. She spent many years working in a consultancy capacity for a major marketing agency in business transformation, change management and marketing.

Family

Fran is married to Ben , a builder by trade. They have two children who share their adventurous spirit. Their son, Jake chases the snow (and the surf in summer) and has a job living his passion as a sales representative for a snowboard company. Their daughter, Grace is an officer in the RAAF, currently based in Glenbrook, NSW.