Our people

Our franchise network is vast and diverse but each partner has one driving goal in common – to grow their own business.

Discover more about our people here.

LARA & SCOTT RUSSELL

Brumby’s Franchise Partners, Bulimba (QLD)
Lara and Scott Russell have owned Brumby’s Bulimba since 2012 and are one of the network’s top-performing stores. In 2019 the pair made national headlines as the makers of Australia’s best lamington, and in September, Scott and Lara were named finalists in the Franchisee of the Year category.
Find out more

GREG STEVENS & ANNIE LI

Michel’s Franchise Partners, Toronto (NSW)
Greg and Annie have owned Michel’s Toronto for the last seven years and are known for hosting local personalities, Premiers and Cabinet Ministers. In 2016 the pair were named as the Supreme Retailer of the Year and in 2019, they were crowned Franchisees of the Year by the National Retail Association.
Find out more

HETAL & SANJAY RATHOD

Donut King Franchise Partners, Leichhardt (NSW)
Franchise Partner team Hetal and Sanjay Rathod have seen many milestones including their 10th anniversary with the brand. Their store at MarketPlace Leichhardt has sold more than half a million donuts and a quarter of a million coffees since 2006. Their secret to success, they say, is all in the wrist…
Find out more

LEANNE THOMPSON & GAIL GIPP

Gloria Jean’s Franchise Partners, Tewantin (QLD)
Country Victorian siblings Leanne Thompson and Gail Gipp are multi-site owners with four stores across Queensland. Proving that sisters are doing it for themselves, the ladies say that, “Gloria Jean’s is our retirement plan and together we want to take over the Sunshine State.”
Find out more

MICHELLE & JOE RECHICHI

Crust Pizza Franchise Partners, Mt Lawley (WA)
Michelle and Joe Rechichi opened the Crust Mt Lawley store back in 2012, and more than 7 years on, they still have some of their original staff working in store. This franchise partner team were nominated by the National Retail Association as finalists in the 2019 Franchisee of the Year Award.
Find out more