The past 12 months have been punishing for Australia’s small and family businesses. A horrific bushfire season was followed by a pandemic-induced recession, which has taken a heavy toll on our small business community, writes Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson. Indeed it has never been more important to ensure Australia is… Read more »
Bruce Billson commenced his role as Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) in March 2021.
Bruce brings experience and knowledge to the role of Ombudsman, and an understanding of the issues facing small business, having started his own advisory business in 2016.
Bruce’s political career spans 30 years, including his role as Cabinet Minister for Small Business from 2013-2015. During this role, Bruce was instrumental in the establishment of ASBFEO and the passing of complex legislation to establish the office.
Bruce has shown his dedication to small business through various board appointments, including the Franchise Council of Australia, Deakin University Business School and Australian Property Institute, and more recently through his appointment as Administrator for the City of Whittlesea.