Silvano is as Italian as can be – let’s face it, his surname is only one vowel away from Ferrari – but he has had Australian connections for decades and Melbourne became his permanent home seven years ago. He joined us that year, initially working behind the scenes as a Cattani service
The fact that Cattani remains a family concern reveals much about the company’s ethics and values wherever it has a presence. What makes a good business? Augusto Cattani respects traditional elements of success but says nothing matters more than people.
Abdul joined Cattani in early 2007, immediately after migrating from Egypt, when he was given a temporary job as a store person. He was a young man in a hurry, having just eight months to raise enough money to set up a home and pay for the wedding to his bride-to-be, Amal. Cattani was meant to be a stepping-stone,