Mature age workers could come to the rescue of many sectors experiencing skills shortages, writes Australia’s Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson. Many small and family businesses have made the most of the holiday rush, with Australian shoppers spending an estimated $60 billion in the weeks leading up to the festive season. The… 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.