Meet the Leadership Group for Inchcape Australasia.
Managing Director, Inchcape Australasia
Colin began his career in 1995 with KPMG before joining Inchcape Australia in 1996, where he was promoted through a variety of roles, which have provided a comprehensive range of valuable experience. These included Company Accountant for Volkswagen, Finance Manager in Inchcape Retail, Business Development Manager in the Inchcape Group and Commercial Manager in AutoNexus. Colin’s first Subaru appointment was in 2008 and he has since held several senior roles in finance and aftersales, and sales and marketing.
In October 2016 Colin was appointed Managing Director of Subaru Australia, where he oversaw the operations and growth of the brand in Australia. Colin was appointed Managing Director of Inchcape Australasia in June 2020 and is Chairman of Subaru Australia.
Married with two children, Colin is a fan of all things sports related.
Finance Director, Inchcape Australasia
David joined Inchcape as Subaru Australia’s General Manager Finance and Operations in August 2018.
In June 2019, Inchcape Australia’s Retail businesses was added to his portfolio. Shortly thereafter, David also added Peugeot and Citroën distribution to his responsibilities. David joined the Inchcape Australasia Leadership Group in June 2020, when he was promoted to Finance Director of the Inchcape Australasia Group.
Prior to joining Inchcape, he held a variety of finance leadership roles, in a variety of industries such as Construction, Chemical, Aviation and Utility, settling in the Water industry for 13 years, as the Finance Director for two large USA multinationals.
David enjoys all things sports, particularly cricket and league, and is a football tragic spending early mornings following the European league. He enjoys cooking, trying new recipes and cuisines from around the world.
General Counsel and Company Secretary, Inchcape Australasia
From early 2004, Tony served as Inchcape Australia’s Legal Counsel before moving to Senior Legal Counsel in 2008 and was later appointed Group Legal Counsel in mid-2010. Whilst remaining within the Inchcape Australia business, Tony took on the role of General Counsel – Legal & Compliance for Subaru Australia in 2018. With over two decades of legal knowledge and experience, in July 2022 Tony was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary for Inchcape Australasia and joined the Leadership Group. Since 2018, Tony has been the Chair of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Legal Committee.
Prior to his time at Inchcape, Tony served as General Counsel and Company Secretary for REX Airlines and started his career as an Associate Attorney at Coudert Brothers LLP.
An aspiring pilot in his earlier life, Tony has undertaken flight training to first solo level. In his spare time, Tony enjoys playing competitive football, participating in car club days, travel, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
People Director, Inchcape Australasia
During her time with Inchcape, Teresa has held a number of positions since joining as HR Manager – Corporate Functions in February 2016. After a brief stint as HR Manager for Bankstown Airport, Teresa rejoined the Inchcape business as HR Manager AutoNexus in May 2018, before being promoted in January 2020 to General Manager Human Resources Subaru Australia followed by her appointment as General Manager Human Resources Inchcape Australia in November 2020. In December 2021, Teresa was appointed People Director, Inchcape Australasia. Prior to joining Inchcape, Teresa held various HR roles at Pegasus Print Group, Valspar and OneSteel.
With over 20 years’ experience in the field across a broad spectrum of human resource management functions, Teresa is passionate about change management, including cultural change, policy development and coaching/mentoring. Teresa enjoys fostering a supportive work environment for all employees and working at a strategic and operational level to build strong business partnering relationships.
Teresa is married with two children and enjoys cooking up delicious recipes to share with loved ones. She enjoys an active lifestyle, participating in bootcamps, running and soccer; a sport she loves watching her boys play as well.
Marketing Director, Inchcape Australasia
Amanda first joined Subaru Australia as National Retail Advertising Manager in 2005 and throughout her time with the company has held a variety of marketing roles prior to her appointment to General Manager Marketing Subaru Australia in April 2017. In December 2021, Amanda was appointed Marketing Director, Inchcape Australasia.
Prior to joining Subaru, Amanda worked in London as a Communications Coordinator for the Department of Health after her Marketing and Communications roles across various automotive retail companies, including Inchcape Automotive Retail.
Amanda is a passionate marketer with a deep understanding and experience across the full breadth of marketing functions. With 20 years’ automotive experience, Amanda is inspired by the endless possibilities for consumer engagement, the excitement of pending change within the industry and a love of consumer insights.
Whilst achieving record results at work, Amanda’s personal time is spent with her precious son, Oliver, and husband, Matt, and counts paddle boarding, surfing, oil painting and photography amongst her hobbies.
Managing Director, Peugeot Citroën Australia
Kate Gillis has worked for Inchcape since November 2017, joining as General Manager of Marketing for the Trivett retail business, before moving across to Peugeot Citroën Australia (“PCA”) as General Manager of Marketing in July 2019.
In June 2020, Kate was appointed General Manager, Peugeot Citroën Australia, and was formally appointed Managing Director of Peugeot Citroën Australia in December 2021, joining the Inchcape Australasia Leadership Group.
She has considerable experience with global consumer brands in both marketing and product development, most notably some 17 years with Waterford Wedgwood, where she held the role of Marketing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), before returning to Australia.
Managing Director, Subaru Australia
Blair joined Subaru New Zealand in 2004, working through a number of areas of the business before taking on an Executive Team role as Aftersales Manager.
In June 2008 Blair moved across the Tasman to Subaru Australia, taking on the role of Aftersales, Sales and Marketing Manager then Business Development Manager for Aftersales. Most recently his role has been GM Sales and Aftersales.
In September 2020, Blair stepped in to lead the Subaru Australia business as General Manager and was formally appointed Managing Director of Subaru Australia in December 2021, joining the Inchcape Australasia Leadership Group.
A true car nut, Blair’s first job after leaving university was with a rally team. In his spare time Blair still competes in rallying as a co-driver.
Managing Director, Inchcape New Zealand Subaru of New Zealand
Wallis returned to Subaru of New Zealand in the role of Managing Director in 2010, having previously been the business leader between 1996 and 2006. During his time away from Subaru, Wallis was the CEO of a private ownership operation in New Zealand working with the Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo and Renault brands. Prior to Subaru he emerged from leadership roles in automotive parts brands and service and motorcycle brand marketing and distribution for New Zealand.
In July 2023, Wallis was appointed to the role of Managing Director, Inchcape New Zealand and Subaru of New Zealand, assuming responsibility for the market’s expanded operations following Inchcape’s entrance into retail and appointment as the importer and distributor of LDV and SsangYong vehicles in the New Zealand market.
In his spare time, Wallis enjoys sunny Sunday bike rides, getting involved in motorsport and, in his younger years, was a competitive production motorcycle racer, winning the prestigious Manfield endurance race in 1982. A true Kiwi, Wallis and his wife Dianne escape to the tranquillity of their seaside holiday home out of Auckland whenever possible to share quality time with family (two adult children) and friends, including beach walks with Lulu, their faithful British Bulldog
Managing Director, AutoNexus
Craig joined Inchcape Australia in April 2019 as Franchise Director, responsible for the sales and aftersales divisions of Sydney-based Inchcape Automotive Retail outlets for Subaru, Peugeot and Citroën.
In April 2023, Craig was appointed Managing Director AutoNexus with responsibility for the logistics, transport, fulfilment and warehousing operations of Inchcape Australasia.
Bringing over three decades of experience in the automotive sector, Craig has held a variety of roles during his career and is known for his strong business partnering skills and ability to build exceptional teams. He spent over a decade as a Financial Controller before moving into a variety of dealership General Manager and Dealer Principal roles across multiple brands including Lexus, BMW and Audi. Craig then established his own consultancy firm, providing his expert motor industry knowledge to various clients including Toyota Motor Corporation Australia and Harley Davison Australia, before returning to retail as Managing Director of Southern Motor Group; then Dealer Principal and General Manager of Marketing and Customer Development Centre (eBusiness) for Peter Warren Automotive.
In his free time Craig enjoys golf, cycling and going to the gym.
As Franchise Director, Mark is responsible for the sales and aftersales divisions of Sydney and Melbourne-based Inchcape Automotive Retail outlets for Subaru, Peugeot, and Citroën.
Mark brings over two decades’ worth of experience as an operations specialist to the role and draws on expertise crafted across new and used vehicle operations and project management. Starting his career as a Sales Cadet, Mark continued to immerse himself in the automotive industry spending a decade progressing through the ranks in new vehicle sales before expanding his knowledge into the used vehicle market.
Since joining Inchcape in 2011, Mark has held a variety of management positions across the Inchcape Automotive Retail business representing Subaru, Peugeot, and Citroën, contributed significantly to several projects and has been responsible for the opening of five dealerships across the brands, including during the 2017 acquisition of the Peugeot and Citroën brands.
In 2019, Mark was appointed Head of Sales Operations for the Melbourne sites of Inchcape Automotive Retail, before becoming Franchise Director in January 2022. In April 2023, Mark was appointed Franchise Director across Sydney and Melbourne.
As an avid lover of camping and all things outdoors, Mark often embarks on adventures in his caravan to destinations where a fishing rod is a must-have. Mark is happily married with two children and a playful Labrador, Lenny.
Peter joined Inchcape Australia in March 2020 as Franchise Director, responsible for the sales and aftersales divisions of Keystar, the South-East Queensland-based Inchcape Automotive Retail dealerships.
Upon joining Inchcape, Peter brought a wealth of knowledge from over 40 years’ experience in the automotive industry. Peter started as a salesman in 1979 at a local Ford dealership before progressing to Sales Manager in 1983 and opening a new Ford dealership in 1987. After spending a few years managing various used vehicle facilities, Peter started at Colin Watson Motors in 1994, a dealership he would later purchase in 2004, along with Sale City Motors. Peter remained Business Manager for the group until 2009 when he took a role as Dealer Principal for Mercedes Benz, Isuzu and Peugeot before departing in 2013 to become Dealer Principal Subaru and Mazda, where he remained until joining Inchcape.
Proudly born and bred in Victoria before relocating to sunny Queensland, Peter and his wife of over three decades, Abby, share three children and are doting grandparents to four grandchildren. Peter is a keen AFL fan, barracking for the mighty Boomers, and enjoys travelling the world to experience different cultures.
Franchise Director, bravoauto
Joining Inchcape in September 2023 as Franchise Director, bravoauto, Kym is responsible for leading the bravoauto business in delivering on our commitment to exceeding our customer’s expectations by offering them more choice, more value, and more support through an integrated, omni-channel approach that sets bravoauto apart.
Kym commenced his career in the industry as a Graduate, enabling him to build a strong foundation and holistic understanding of the retail environment across sales, service, parts, stock control and vehicle valuations, before progressing as a Sales Consultant and later, Sales Manager. With over two decades of automotive experience, Kym spent 17 years at Mazda Australia, including as a member of the Executive team for over 13 years. His various roles included National Manager – Customer Support, Vehicle Operations and Ultimate Customer Experience, State Manager (Victoria) and Dealer Business Manager for South Australia and Tasmania.
With a career dedicated to supporting the varied mobility needs of Australian consumers, Kym has developed a customer-centric approach to delivering positive business outcomes in a collaborative team environment, with a passion for fostering an inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace culture, and supporting teams with their ongoing learning and development. As a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Kym holds a firm belief that governance, risk management, and strategic decision-making, along with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, have the power to positively shape organisations and communities.
Originally from Adelaide, Kym now resides in Melbourne with his wife, two children and Cavoodle puppy, Bee. Outside work, Kym is actively involved in the sporting community as a volunteer for Surf Lifesaving, an enthusiastic fan of AFL and a permanent fixture at his children’s sporting events. Beyond sports, Kym enjoys immersing himself in a good book and takes pride in mentoring students at RMIT University.