About Us

ABOUT US

Dealernomics

Secretariat

Board of directors

Corporate Partners

Lifetime Achievement Awards

What We Do

AADA is the peak industry advocacy body exclusively representing franchised new car Dealers in Australia. There are around 670 new car Dealers in Australia that operate over 3,100 dealerships. New car Dealers range from family-owned small businesses to larger and publicly owned businesses operating in regional Australia and capital cities across the country.

The new vehicle retailing sector employs more than 61,000 people including many apprentices, contributes over $18.6 billion to the national economy, has a total turnover/sales of $73.9 billion and generates in excess of $6.8 billion in tax/duty revenue.

Dealernomics

61,447

Dealer Employees

$73.9 billion

Turnover/Sales

$7.3 billion

Dealer Wages

$6.8 billion

Tax & Duty Contribution

Secretariat

James Voortman

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Melissa Dimovski

DIRECTOR POLICY AND ADVOCACY

David Russell

SENIOR POLICY MANAGER

Mark Korol

MEMBER ENGAGEMENT MANAGER WA

Brian Savage

DEPUTY CEO/COMPANY SECRETARY

Sharnee Pardy

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Ashleigh Sykes

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

BOARD DIRECTORS

The AADA Board is comprised of Dealers from each Australian state and territory, along with four independently elected Dealers. The AADA has input from all sectors of the Dealer community, from small rural dealerships to large metro operations.

David Blackhall

(Chairman)

Edwina Gilbert

NSW

Nick Pappas

QLD

John Eastham

VIC

David Reynolds

SA

Sam Nixon

TAS

Peter Axiom

ACT

David Hayes

NT

Tyson Sutton

WA

Martin Ward

Eagers Automotive Alternate

Wade von Bibra

Appointed

Paul Warren

Appointed

Graeme Stewart

Appointed

Anthony Altomonte

Appointed

Keith Thornton

Eagers Automotive

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Each year at the AADA Chairman’s Dinner, it is our pleasure to present Lifetime Achievement Awards to recognise individuals and businesses who have given more than 50 years of service to the automotive retail industry.

Name

Company

John Hughes

The John Hughes Group

Shacks Motor Group

Shacks Motor Group

Peter Roberts

O.G. Roberts & Co.

CMV Group

CMV Group

Joe Camilleri

Grand Prix Auto Group

F.R Ireland

Ireland’s

John Woelders

Motorama Group

Don Russell

Wippells Autos

Peter Warren

Peter Warren Group

Michael Tynan OAM

Tynan Motors

Laurie Sutton

Suttons Motors

George Altomonte

Alto Group

Reg Hunt

Reg Hunt Motors

Max Kirwan

Max Kirwan Mazda

Warren Smith

Gary & Warren Smith Group

Ken Morgan

Ken Morgan Toyota, Nissan & Kia