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Family Office Exchange Expands in Australia & NZ

SYDNEY, Australia, July 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Family Office Exchange (FOX), the leading global membership organisation for family offices and their key advisors, is expanding in Australia and New Zealand and has appointed Melissa James as the Market Leader for the region.

Melissa joins FOX from Millewa Collective, a specialist corporate advisory serving entrepreneurs, families and business leaders. Earlier, she worked as a senior executive for a leading Australian family office. Amongst her diverse expertise, Melissa graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours in Law and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Melissa will be increasing the FOX membership base in the region and guiding families and advisors on global best practices. She will help bring to the Australian and NZ market 26 years of FOX knowledge and expertise gained from serving over 1000 ultra high net wealth families.

Melissa will be jointly running the FOX Family Enterprise Council™ in Australia with Charles B. Grace III, Managing Director for FOX. In its second year, the Council is a peer group of family leaders and their most trusted advisors working collaboratively to resolve the challenges they face in ensuring the long term well-being of their families and their family enterprises

“We are delighted to bring on someone with the tailor-made credentials of Melissa James,” said Alexandre Monnier, president of FOX. “As our membership has grown in Australia, we recognised the benefit of adding a Market Leader to serve the members locally. Melissa has a deep understanding of family enterprise and is in a unique position to leverage the worldwide resources and experience of FOX for the benefit of families in the region.”

About Family Office Exchange

Family Office Exchange (FOX) is the premier global member network for enterprise families and their advisors who are pursuing best practices for managing their family enterprise and growing their family wealth. The community includes over 8,000 family leaders and sophisticated advisors from 460 organizations in 20 countries who utilize FOX’s resources each year for advice, networking, education, and best practices in wealth management.

FOX is headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, California, Sydney and London. For more information about FOX, email info@familyoffice.com or visit www.familyoffice.com.

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Media contacts Marvin Pollack (Chicago) press@familyoffice.com 1-312-327-1200 Melissa James (Sydney) mjames@familyoffice.com 0411 822 607

Source:Family Office Exchange LLC