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Transforming business models with Lachlan Furnell


October 22


09:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Category:

Guest Speakers

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Eagle Street

Eagle Street, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Brisbane City, QLD, AU, 4000

Transforming business models with Lachlan Furnell

Companies often look to the decade ahead to ground their strategies in long-term shifts. The COVID-19 crisis forced leaders to shift their attention to navigating critical short-term issues, many are now refocusing on the longer-term agendas for their businesses.

Your new business model will be shaped by the demand and supply shifts specific to your industry. Many manufacturing companies, for example, will be profoundly affected by the structural and likely permanent shocks to globalisation as a result of the pandemic.

To determine the business model the new normal requires, it is recommended to ask basic questions regarding how you create and deliver value, who you’ll partner with and who are your ideal customers moving forward.

We are delighted to extend a complimentary invitation to join us to hear first hand how Coraggio can expand and future proof your business followed by an exclusive keynote speaker session with the CEO of Queensland Cricketers Club, Lachlan Furnell at Coraggio’s upcoming Advisory Board Day in Brisbane on Friday, 22 October.

Opened by Coraggio’s CEO, Richard Skarzynski, who will discuss how being a part of a Coraggio peer to peer Advisory Board provides a sustainable solution to navigate your business effectively for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.

Followed by Lachlan Furnell who will provide insights into:

  • There is no better time to take a health check of your business than during adversity where cashflow is king
  • It is important to evaluate your business and recognise its strengths and weaknesses
  • It is during the tough times when you can really make an impact to reach a wider audience and grow your business model
  • Stay positive, be proactive and look for the angles. These include – Team culture, keep your customers close, keep your internal staff informed, be loudest when things are quiet, remember to give – for when you give you get, look and be ready for opportunities.

About Lachlan Furnell

CEO, Queensland Cricketers Club

Lachlan has more than 30 years’ experience within hospitality working for market leading organisations such as Accor, Mirvac, Erdi Group and Qantas in executive management positions. Lachlan has worked around Australia and throughout Asia based in Vietnam managing hotels, driving business and securing large contracts.

Employed by Accor to manage and operate the Qantas domestic lounges within Australia, he oversaw the full operation of six major ports including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth. The 16 lounges hosted 750,000 Qantas club members each month. His role was to remove the commissary style food production and employ 6 executive kitchens and 440 staff to provide members with a variety of fresh food produced daily.

With the early onset of growing a hospitality portfolio, he invested his own money to purchase the freehold of one of Brisbane’s most iconic pubs at the same time working as CEO of the Queensland Cricketers Club to offer more choice for members and their guests. The strategy was to refurbish and reposition the then tired hotel and reengineer the business mix working alongside the Club whilst investigating other business opportunities that would complement the existing model. Sitting proudly at the top of Caxton Street, the former Hotel LA has been completely transformed and rebranded to its original name The Lord Alfred Hotel.

Lachlan has a wealth of experience and a history of success transforming business models, improving service standards, food and beverage operations, product repositioning and developing team cultures. His strong financial acumen, operational expertise and sales and marketing experience has led to monumental improvements to P&L performance, increased customer base and development of brand architecture.

Lachlan is currently CEO of the Queensland Cricketers Club and is rapidly transforming this business model to a hospitality management group. The organisation has been recently rebranded to QCC Group where they manage the hospitality of other venues and business ventures including the Alan Border Field alongside Queensland Cricket, the Brisbane Premier League, Norths Cricket grounds and the International Cricket Centre.

About Richard Skarzynski

Chief Executive Officer, Coraggio

Richard is a leader committed to delivering significant value, enabling business owners and entrepreneurs to future proof their business. He has been a Chair of Coraggio for more than six years and the CEO since 2017.

What is Coraggio?

Coraggio brings together Australian private business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs in a secure and confidential boardroom environment to challenge assumptions, discuss new ideas, discover next steps and share concerns with neutral parties committed and accountable to one another.

Coraggio Members gather at their monthly Advisory Board and collectively with their fellow group of peer members from diverse industry sectors, work with their Chair, a lawyer, and an accountant to tangibly drive business success.

Pre meeting requirements

Seating is limited to this complimentary session, aimed specifically at established business owners and entrepreneurs. Following your registration, you will be contacted by Simone Dunlop from Coraggio’s Advisory Team.

Who should attend?

  • Businesses turning over a minimum of $500K
  • Established business owners, business leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Businesses seeking to scale or sell.

To find out more about this event and the eligibility criteria please contact Simone Dunlop on 0406 222 361 or email simone@coraggio.com.au


Date: Friday 22 October 2021

Venue: Eagle Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000

Arrive: 9:00AM (9:30AM start) to 12:30PM

Morning tea will be served at 11:00AM.

Food and beverages are individually packaged according to the guidelines and physical distancing measures as per Government regulations.