Tom Crage has two university business degrees and has been involved in franchising both as a franchisor and franchisee since September 1973. He has been a Financial Controller of KFC in South Africa and the United Kingdom, Administrative Controller of KFC in the UK, and Director of Finance for Europe, Middle East and Africa of Heublein International. Heublein owned KFC, Smirnoff Vodka, Californian and Portuguese wineries and a host of other products. In Perth, one of his companies has been a Chicken Treat franchisee granting sub-franchises. This business was sold in 1995. Tom has been Chairman and Managing Director of Hire Intelligence since 1996 and has been responsible for the groups growth from one operation in Perth to 5 company owned operations and dozens of franchises across 4 countries.
Keegan Crage B.Com, Grad Dip CSP, M.Fin, M.Mktg, ACA, ACIS
Keegan worked with KPMG Australia and qualified as a Chartered Accountant before joining Hire Intelligence in 2001. Whilst at HII, Keegan has held various positions including General Manager of the London and Sydney operations, Franchising and Marketing Controller, Executive Director and Company Secretary. Keegan has completed an executive management program at the University of Oxford, completed two masters degrees including a thesis on franchisor globalisation strategies, and had marketing and franchising articles published in industry magazines.
Jason Crage B.Bus, M.Fin, AC A, ASIA, AICD
Non Executive Director
Jason has extensive commercial experience with 12 years of assisting organizations throughout Europe, North America and Australia. Jason worked for a WA based Venture Capital fund before undertaking 3 years at PWC during which he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. In 1999 he formed Formzest Ltd in the UK to provide Corporate Performance Management solutions for organizations. In 2003 Jason returned to Australia to extend Formzest’s international operations. Through Formzest, Jason has worked with a variety of clients including Universal Studios, BAE, Orange and WPP.