Renee Kraus, North Shore Partner

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.

People are central to this strategy and Renee recognised the power of The Friday Lunch Club early on, as a way to connect like-minded people and build trusted networks within networks.

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
Friday 27 October 2023
North Shore
Friday 20 October 2023
Friday 27 October 2023
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Friday 27 October 2023

Members will gather over lunch to hear from guest speaker Kim McDonnell, CEO of Thankful & Saveful. Kim is an entrepreneur, social impact innovator, author and Founder of Thankful. Kim will be sharing with us, ‘why doing good is good for business’.

Northern Beaches

Friday 27 October 2023

Members will gather over lunch to hear from long time The Friday Lunch Club member Jodie Sangster about her career path to CEO and transitioning to a life travelling with her husband and three dogs. 

North Shore

Friday 20 October 2023

Members will enjoy lunch at The Willoughby Hotel and a conversation with Phil Smith, CEO of one of Australia’s largest independent advertising agencies, Apparent. 

Past Guest 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.

Douglas Nicol

Partner The Works and speaker

Bobbi Mahlab

Founder Mahlab and Mentor Walks and Board member

Sonia Wray

Founder and Trainer Sterling Results Fitness Club

Alex Crompton

Founder of Headway Coaching

Our Supporting Businesses

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


Givewrap is no ordinary gift wrapping paper. When you buy someone a gift, and you wrap it in Givewrap, proceeds from the wrapping paper are given to charity. With Givewrap, you Give Twice. Visit Website. 

Two Streets Over

Two Streets Over is your go-to original, effortless, and elevated gifting store. Shop personalised and custom gift boxes for friends and family. Shop ready to gift curations, build a custom Two Streets Over Box, or customise corporate gift boxes. 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.

Northern Beaches

For people who live or work in the Northern Beaches, from Palm Beach to Manly, Terrey Hills to Belrose.   


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, or wait listing for a new local district, get in touch. 

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