Sara PantaleoBoard Member

    Sara stepped down as CEO of La Porchetta in February 2020 and founded Affari SP, consultant and mentor to small business leaders.

    While at La Porchetta, she drove the brand’s growth from only 12 outlets in 1996 into the largest, licensed, a-la-carte restaurant franchise in Australasia by building systems and processes that enabled the company to expand without compromising its core family values and culture.

    Sara was the national Franchise Woman of the Year in 2010 and a Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Victorian finalist in 2012. She is a non-executive Director on the national Boards of Franchise Council of Australia and Family Business Australia.

    Sara loves small and family business and passionate about children and families’ welfare, and is co-founder of the Moira Kelly Creating Hope foundation giving hope to children and displaced women and families.

    She supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals and is always looking for ways to take action on the seventeen initiatives. Fostering business leaders, she mentors to adopt the principles to achieve triple-bottom-line profitability.

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