Meet the members of the Eckermann Group advisory board.
Vale Bob Foord
Independent Advisor, 2015 – 2017
With more than 35 years’ experience in Australian and international businesses, Bob Foord has an intimate understanding of both commercial and government business practices. In 1982 he established the Proud Australia Group of Companies which has since expanded to become one of Australia’s leading tourism operators. Bob is well credentialed in tourism due to the Proud Group of Companies and a string of other tourism-based roles including being a former Chair of the South Australian Tourism Commission. He has been awarded the Centenary Medal for Services to Tourism. However, his business and community interests and experience span a broad range of sectors, holding board roles in a diverse range of organisations including the Adelaide Football Club, Travel Auctions Australia, AllKids Cambodia and Quality Training Group.
Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), GradDipCA, GradDipLegPrac, Admitted as a Solicitor in South Australia
As Chief Executive of the Eckermann Group, Jarrod is responsible for ensuring the Eckermann Group has the team, knowledge, infrastructure, systems and cultural alignment to ensure its clients experience something better. Jarrod’s background has involved legal, finance, accounting and conveyancing positions and he draws on that experience to ensure the client experience delivered by the Eckermann Group continuously improves. Jarrod is a member of the Law Society, has been admitted as a solicitor in South Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers.
- Chief Executive Officer
Registered Conveyancer CPC
Primarily based in Adelaide, Brad has been part of the Eckermann Group since 2005 and maintains operational oversight during regular travel to Eckermann Conveyancers’ offices located at Gilles Plains, Mount Gambier and Port Elliot. Brad became a Director in 2010 and is now Chief Operations Officer of the Eckermann Group. As an owner and COO, his primary objective is to continually improve the delivery of services to clients and referrers, while also ensuring Eckermann Group team members are provided with opportunities for continued personal and professional growth.
- Chief Operations Officer
Registered Conveyancer CPC AAIC
Hayden began working at Eckermann Conveyancers at the age of eighteen and worked closely with Keith Eckermann, striving for excellence and professionalism within the conveyancing industry. In April 2006, Hayden completed his studies and also became a Registered Conveyancer. As an owner and CMO of the Eckermann Group, his primary objective is for the Eckermann brand to deliver on its promise; to provide as many people as possible the opportunity to experience something better. He maintains and develops relationships with referrers and clients and oversee the Eckermann Group’s day-to-day finances.
- Chief Marketing Officer
Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), GradDipLegPrac, Admitted as a Solicitor in South Australia and Victoria
Legal Practitioner Director
Danny possesses a wealth of experience from working in private practice for a top-tier national law firm and large South Australian commercial law firms to in-house roles and managing developments for Abu Dhabi’s largest publicly listed property developer and the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, the entity responsible for the future of Abu Dhabi’s urban growth.
*For Eckermann Lawyers only
- Legal Practitioner Director, Eckermann Lawyers