About us

Founder

Jules Dormand

Friday Lunch Club is the passion creation of Julie Dormand. Jules has worked for a couple of decades running creative agencies and is currently Managing Director of The Works Agency, part of Capgemini.

A key industry contributor, her leadership has been acknowledged with the coveted AC&E Jon Clark Outstanding Contribution Award and Mumbrella Industry Leader of the Year 2019.

She is also Chair of the Ellipsis Advisory Board and a course facilitator for the Advertising Council Australia.

She is a passionate mentor through Mentor Walks and Mavardo. Jules brings a mix of business mind and an authentic, empathetic nature.

She believes in Daring Leadership, the value of Human Connections and making business fun.

Partner

Renee Kraus

Renee’s career breadth as a strategic marketer in professional services spanning multiple industries, has fuelled her belief that we’re more similar than we are different.

Renee’s passionate about applying universal ‘must haves’ that drive performance, resulting in her ability to deliver transformational change across some of the most successful global and local brands including Westpac, Citibank, Telstra, Optus, and Bupa. She currently works as Director of Marketing for the Sonova Group.

Partner

Mike Chuter

Mike is an entrepreneur, business leader and advisor with a passion for innovation and impact. With a wealth of expertise in digital and data-driven marketing, business strategy and consumer engagement, Mike has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to the industry, receiving the coveted Australia Marketer of the Year Award.

Throughout his career, Mike has worked across multiple continents, establishing, growing, leading and selling businesses. He believes that building strong relationships is crucial in business and life and is committed to creating opportunities for like-minded individuals to connect. 

Mike’s philosophy is simple – “Life is short, do stuff that matters.” With his approach to blend human brilliance, data, creativity and technology, Mike is dedicated to inspiring and empowering others to make a positive impact in their ventures.

Upcoming Events

We are always crafting our next networking event to bring exclusively to our members. Please view details below our upcoming events and let us know if you’re interested. 

Northern Beaches
Friday16 February 2024
North Shore
Friday 15 March 2024
Melbourne
Details coming soon
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Northern Beaches

Friday 7 June

Managing Director of CSIRO Total Wellbeing Digital program, Nicole McInnes has over 25 years of experience in C-level leadership and marketing including roles at WW, eHarmony, WooliesX, Pandora Media, Dell, IBM, AAPT and American Express. She is an Advisory Board Member for iMedia and volunteer for Foodbank.

Damian Pincus has been highly recognized in the industry winning creative and effectiveness awards including Cannes, Award and Global Effies. He was named on the MediaWeek Power List in 2023. His agency, The Works has been recognized in the industry as a leading workplace, including winning WRK+ Best Place to Work awards for the last 5 years.

North Shore

Friday 15 March

Ed Whites passion has been on the sprint track becoming a world class international athlete. He’s had a successful career in Senior Business Development, Sales, and Consulting roles, working with leading brands PWC, Knight Frank, and Fujitsu.

Melbourne

Friday 31 May

Tina Paterson has worked across 9 industries and 12 countries over the past 25 years. Following her own story of burn out, she now partners with large companies across 6 continents to help their teams embed the strategies she has learned, lives and breathes.

Our Recent Speakers

The lunches feature an inspirational and authentic member Q&A based on the event theme. To keep the informal vibes, everyone gets an opportunity to ask a question.

Zoe Catchlove

Founder of Pipsqueak Pets and Contactability 

David Bell

Founder MercerBell and ReoSurf. Radio Presenter for Northern Beaches FM 

Andrew Baxter

Founder 24 Hour Business Plan and Executive Board Director

Our Supporting Businesses

Each event showcases gifts from businesses and business people who live in the local area. See all Supporting Businesses

DiVino

Italian, Spanish and French wines tailored t your taste and delivered to your door. We take the guess work out of buying European wine. Visit Website.

24HR Business Plan

The 24HR Business Plan provides you with everything you need to achieve business planning results. In 4 x 6 Hour Workshops, we develop and align your team around a 3-5 year strategy, including the agreed culture to support it, and a plan to execute that strategy with excellence in year 1. Visit Website.

Our Other Regions

The Friday Lunch Club is created to connect Senior Leaders and Founders who live or work within a local area. Currently there are three groups and more are to come. 

North Shore

For people who live or work on the North Shore our guests come from Kirribilli up to the upper north shore areas. 

Melbourne

For people who live or work in Melbourne, The Friday Lunch Club events are held in Prahan. Click here for more information.  

Get in Touch

To enquire about membership, becoming a Friday Lunch Club sponsor, or wait listing for a new local district, please get in touch. 

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