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Executive Management

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Garry Crick

Founder, Executive Director & Chairman

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  • Co-owner of Autopact and founder of Crick Automotive Group in 1995
  • Formerly a member of the Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Mitsubishi, Fuso Trucks and Nissan dealer councils
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John Eastham

Director & Co-Owner

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  • Co-owner of Autopact since 2005
  • Currently a member of AADA’s Australian Motor Dealer Council
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James Welch

Chief Executive Officer

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  • Joined Autopact in February 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, promoted to Chief Executive Officer January 2019
  • Led the execution of the Peter Terry Group (Autopact NSW) and the Bayford Group (Autopact Victoria) acquisitions in 2016 and 2017 respectively
  • Drove the corporatisation of the business across a range of functions
  • Formerly CFO of Coates Hire (2009 to 2015) and GM Finance at Thiess Services (2005 to 2009)
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Sarah Brigg

Chief Financial Officer

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  • Joined Autopact in 2017 in a Group Accountant, Tax, Financial and M&A capacity
  • Instrumental in the acquisitions of Coastline BMW and the Bayford Group (Autopact Victoria) in 2017
  • Appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in July 2019
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Ian Johnson

National Head of Sales

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  • Autopact’s National Head of Sales since June 2019 following a Corporate restructure
  • Previously Autopact’s Group Operations Manager, and Chief Operating Officer at the Bayford Group
  • Extensive automotive experience across operations, sales, service, finance, insurance and brand development, developed through high level roles with Ford (Australia and Britain), Swann Insurance, Pentana and AHG
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Don Holden

National Head of Financial Service

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  • Joined Autopact in 2010 as the QLD Group Business Manager under the Crick umbrella
  • Following Autopact’s expansion with the acquisition of the Peter Terry Group (Autopact NSW) and the Bayford Group (Autopact Victoria) Don was appointed to a newly created role as Autopact’s National Head of Financial Services in July 2017
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Joshua Scheffer

National Head of Fixed Operations

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  • Joined Autopact as the National Head of Fixed Operations in July 2019
  • VIC State Service Manager with AHG for 5 years and held several Service Management roles across multiple volume brands since 2006
  • Enjoyed a year sabbatical travelling around Australia with his family in 2013
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Mike Babarovich

National Head of IT

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  • An IT Services Professional with over 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry
  • Mike has managed the IT operations for Autopact since September 2017, previously delivering IT training to the staff of the Crick Auto Group prior to Autopact’s expansion in late 2016, and consulting for Pentana Solutions
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Beck Williams

National Head of CRM

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  • Joined the Crick Auto Group in Jan 2006 as the Group Business Development Manager
  • Following the expansion of Autopact in 2016 with the acquisition of the Peter Terry Group (Autopact NSW) and the Bayford Group (Autopact Victoria) in 2017, Beck moved into the National Head of CRM role, overseeing all customer experience and retention activities across the Group
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Mick Rudd

National Head of People & Culture

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  • Joined Autopact as the National Head of People & Culture in November 2019
  • QLD and VIC HR Manager with AHG for 6 years and prior to that held several people and employee relations roles across retail and customer focused businesses for 15 years
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Jill Close

National Head of WHS

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  • Joined Autopact in November 2019 in the newly created, dedicated WHS role
  • Extensive experience in WHS across a range of businesses including manufacturing and automotive