Sara Pantaleo - Chair, Director
CEO of La Porchetta , Sara Pantaleo drove growth of the brand from only 12 outlets in 1996 into the largest, licensed, a-la-carte restaurant franchise in Australasia today by building systems and process that enabled the company to expand without compromising its core family values and culture. Sara was national Franchise Woman of the Year in 2010 and a Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Victorian finalist in 2012. She has served on the Franchise Council of Australia state and national Boards and is a member of the Family Business Association of Australia. Sara is passionate about the welfare of children and families and she has supported Moira Kelly’s work for many years. Most recently she coordinated the renovations to the inner Melbourne home where Moira supports the children and families who come into her care.