Speakers Profile - Shane Radbone

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Shane was an SANFL and AFL footballer with Sturt and Essendon that as a 19 year old founded EFM, Executive Fitness Management in 1991.

Over the course of 10 years, he grew EFM into the largest corporate fitness business in Australia with more than 4,500 clients and 30+ franchise sites. In 1994, Shane was awarded the Australia Day business award for contribution to the Industry.

Shane successfully sold the company in 2000.

In 2000, Shane was appointed CEO of Wendy’s Ice Cream. In 6 years, he grew that business from $75m turnover to +$125m. This resulted in the successful sale of Wendy’s in 2006 to private equity.

Shane was awarded the Young Leader of the Year award in 2005 for South Australia.

In 2006, he was awarded the National KPMG Advise bank business award for work completed in the business arts industry for business planning in the sector.

In early 2010, Shane was appointed COO of 7-Eleven, a $3.5bn convenience store chain with more than 700 stores. As COO, Shane was involved in the acquisition of Mobil retail, one of the largest private company purchases in Australia in the past decade.

In his franchising career, Shane has interacted with more than 5,000 franchisees.

In late 2011, Shane decided due to family reasons to focus more on his own business and formed the “Radicle Group”, which is a specialist in business development, sales and people. This also included a lot of board work. Clients included Subway, 7-Eleven, Eagle Boys just to name a few.

In 2013, Shane won an Australian landmark court victory against Google, with the identity disclosed under a court order of an internet troll, who was a disgruntled ex-franchisee. This demonstrates his ability to fight for what he believes. It was a landmark case now used in most legal courses.

In 2014, Shane joined as CEO of Cheap as Chips, a successful Discount variety store that operates more than 35 stores in SA, VIC and NSW with more than 1000 staff and a turnover of $150m Shane and his family are also active with the Yalari Indigenious program.

Shane has completed many marathons, (including 4 New York marathons, London, Berlin, Chicago, Boston and the Great Wall of China).

Shane has also completed the Kokoda track and was a previous director of Brink Productions, inaugural Chairman of the Julian Burton Burns trust and former board member of the St Vincent De Paul Business Development Committee in South Australia.