The Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN) has announced the names of members of its National Advisory Council.
APAN CEO, Tina Viney said: “For an organisation to be effective it needs to demonstrate leadership and innovation by establishing valuable alliances with other professional institutions, as well as introduce programs and initiatives that will support and further the cause and purpose of the organisation’s mission.
“To assist in this task, APAN has appointed the APAN National Advisory Council, consisting of some incredible individuals who will review key projects and put forward proposals and recommendations for the consideration of APAN’s Management Board.”
The APAN National Advisory Council consists of:
John Fergusson – business strategist and leadership trainer.
Bill Anton – Clinical and nutritional researcher and chairman of the Australasian Academy of Anti-ageing Medicine (A5M).
Vanessa Kirkham – Qualified accountant and financial controller.
Gill Fish – Director of public relations agency Brand New Solutions, which specialises in high-end wellness, health and anti-ageing PR.
Terry Everitt – Educator in advanced clinical aesthetics and a member of the Curriculum Assessment Panel and in the auditing of RTOs within the Australian Quality Training Framework.
Kathleen Begley – Principal Treasury Analyst for the Queensland Government Treasury and a policy writer.
Marking the announcement, and the launch of the inaugural APAN seminars, Gill Fish noted the significance of this new industry initiative: “APAN is perfectly poised to provide much-needed support and guidance to clinic owners in order to make educated decisions about all matters relating to services, staffing and business growth,” she said. “With the rapid growth in the industry, often clinic owners struggle to build their businesses effectively without wasting money. APAN’s model of providing networking services including mentoring fills a significant gap in the business process. The feedback has been excellent.
“It is an honour to work with Tina Viney and her team of highly regarded industry professionals and to contribute to the evolution of the industry. With the lessons of the recent global financial crisis, businesses are even more cautious than before and APAN’s support is invaluable.”
The APAN National Advisory Council will meet this week to determine a National Awards Program.