Kwik Kopy, one of Australia’s most respected and successful franchise businesses, has announced Sonia Shwabsky as the CEO who will lead implementation of the company’s significant strategic plans for future growth.

Previously Chief Growth Officer with Snap Print and Design, Shwabsky brings to the role an in-depth franchise industry knowledge, business ownership experience, transformation strategy expertise, and strong alignment to Kwik Kopy’s relationship-based business model and growth agenda.

“Sonia is a dynamic leader. Her energy and passion, together with her extraordinary experience and business acumen, make her a great asset to the business and we welcome her to the Kwik Kopy family,” said Kwik Kopy Chair Matthew Penfold.

Prior to working in senior roles at Snap for three years, Shwabsky has successfully worked across a range of industries, including 10 years transforming the iconic Australian King Gee workwear and uniform business.

She has also founded two businesses and been a franchisee, bringing hands-on experience and understanding of how to create and build successful small businesses for Kwik Kopy’s franchisees. Shwabsky is also recognised for her ability to incorporate innovative management techniques and people skills to create enhanced business practices, increased productivity and profits.

“This is a brilliant opportunity to work with a company in developing a vision and values that align with my own. Kwik Kopy is committed to growth and I am excited to play a part in what is shaping up to be a new era for the company,” said Shwabsky.

The appointment follows the departure of CEO David Bell and the appointment of Matthew Penfold as Chair and Annalise Andrews to the Kwik Kopy Australia board.

“On behalf of the board and shareholders of the company I want to express our sincere appreciation of the service that David has given over his many years to his team at Kwik Kopy Australia, to the many franchise owners he has supported, and to the board, shareholders and other stakeholders who have all greatly benefited from his calm, reliable and effective endeavours,” added Penfold.


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