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Corporate Spotlight

Australasia’s leading provider of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, automotive equipment and services. Bapcor businesses span the end-to-end automotive aftermarket supply chain, operating out of over 800 locations across Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.
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About Bapcor


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Bapcor Limited is Australasia's leading provider of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, automotive equipment and services.

Bapcor's core business is the automotive aftermarket. Our businesses span the end-to-end aftermarket supply chain covering Trade, Specialist Wholesale, Retail and Service.

Our Trade businesses include Burson Auto Parts, Precision Automotive Equipment and BNT, and house amongst the widest range of car parts in the world for thousands of vehicle makes and models.

The Specialist Wholesale segment supplies the automotive aftermarket with an extensive range of products through businesses which are industry leaders in their product categories. Bapcor’s Specialist Wholesale businesses include AAD, Bearing Wholesalers, Baxters, MTQ, Roadsafe, JAS Oceania, HCB, Diesel Distributors, Federal Batteries, Premier Auto Trade, AADi and many more. Recently, Bapcor has added the Commercial Truck Parts Group which provides parts for light commercial trucks.

Retail and Service businesses include Autobarn, Australia’s premium retail offering, independents Autopro, Sprint Auto Parts, Opposite Lock and Car Parts, and Service businesses Midas, ABS, Shock Shop and Battery Town.

Bapcor takes pride in developing our specialist and knowledgeable team, culture and capability, coupled with an unrelenting focus on excellence in customer service. Bapcor employs over 4,500 team members in more than 800 locations across Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.

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Andrew was appointed Chairman of the Bapcor Board in April 2018 after being an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board since March 2014. Andrew is an experienced company director and corporate advisor with public, private and private equity owned companies. Andrew, holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, is a Chartered Accountant is and a Member of the Australian Institute of Directors.

Darryl was appointed to the Board in October 2011 as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Darryl has more than ten years’ experience in the automotive aftermarket industry with extensive experience in business acquisitions, strategy, finance, information technology and general management in distribution and other industrial businesses, holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) majoring in accounting and economics from the University of Melbourne and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Directors.

Margaret is a professional Non-Executive Director, appointed to the Bapcor Board in May 2016. Margaret brings more than 30 years’ business experience in a broad range of senior positions and 10 years experience in board directorship. Margaret has significant experience in the areas of supply chain and logistics, customer interface in the FMCG sector, change management, governance, and management. Margaret holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Diploma in Secondary Teaching from the Auckland University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Therese was appointed to the Board in March 2014 as an Independent, Non-Executive Director. Therese is a professional non-executive director and has extensive experience as a senior business executive and commercial lawyer working in widely diversified businesses in Australia and internationally, holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Directors.

Jenny was appointed to the Board in September 2018 as an Independent, Non Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.  Ms Macdonald is a professional company director and has a strong and extensive background in financial and general management roles across a range of industries and holds a Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University, is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ. 

Darryl Abotomey

Managing Director & CEO

Darryl is the Managing Director & CEO of Bapcor Limited, having been appointed in October 2011.  He is also Chairman of Bapcor Finance Pty Ltd. Darryl has more than 10 years’ experience in the automotive industry and extensive knowledge in business acquisitions, mergers and strategy.  Previous Director and Executive roles have been with Repco, Paperlinx, Amcor, Signcraft and CPI.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting and economics from the University of Melbourne.

Greg Fox

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Greg has more than 25 years’ experience in the automotive, industrial and public accounting sectors. Greg joined Bapcor as Chief Financial Officer in 2012 with responsibility for finance, legal, business services, company secretarial and plays a key role in strategic initiatives. Greg was previously Chief Financial Officer at Atlas Steels and at Plexicor, which was a major supplier to the automotive industry. Greg also held various senior financial positions with Amcor after commencing his career as a Chartered Accountant.

Mathew Cooper

Executive General Manager - Development

Mat has over 15 years’ experience in the automotive, industrial and public accounting sectors. Mat commenced as Executive General Manager – Development within Bapcor in February 2016 and previously was the General Manager – Commercial of the ANA business. Prior, he held other roles with Amcor, General Motors and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Mat is responsible for the development, co-ordination and consolidation of strategies and plans for the expansion of Bapcor.

Martin Storey

Executive General Manager - Bapcor New Zealand

Martin joined BNT Group in September 2016, being recently appointed as Executive General Manager - Bapcor New Zealand to lead our New Zealand businesses. Martin grew up in the Bay of Plenty, and worked in a number of local and national businesses, as well as spending some time working overseas.  In 2001, he joined Fletcher Building, holding several senior sales and general management positions over 15 years.

Alison Laing

Executive General Manager - Human Resources

Alison joined Bapcor in May 2017. With more than 20 years’ Human Resources experience Alison has spent much of her career partnering with senior leaders to develop team capability and drive business outcomes and has worked with organisations such as Orora, PaperlinX and Coles Myer.  Alison holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in management and industrial relations, from the University of Newcastle.

Grant Jarrett

Executive General Manager - Logistics

Grant brings over 35 years’ experience in the automotive industry to Bapcor, holding various senior roles at components manufacturer RMP, new vehicle dealerships and within the Automotive Brands Group. Grant is responsible for the Group’s distribution centres and logistics as well as merchandise and product development, wholesale sales, replenishment and events within the Retail business unit.

Craig Magill

Executive General Manager - Trade

Craig has an extensive career in the automotive after-market industry spanning more than 25 years. Starting as a management cadet and working through most of the key operational and sales positions in after-market parts distributors. Before joining Bapcor, he was the General Manager of RAC’S (WA) automotive workshops, which was preceded by many years at Repco. He holds a Masters in Business from Melbourne University. Craig joined Bapcor February 2012 and is responsible for all aspects of the Burson Trade segment.

Peter Tilley

Executive General Manager - Retail

Peter is responsible for the Company and Franchise Retail Operations for the Autobarn, Autopro, Sprint, Midas and ABS networks. This includes development and implementation of retail programs across brand marketing, retail training, business field support, property management and new store development. Peter has spent over 30 years in Retail and has worked with a variety of national retail businesses most recently as GM Retail for the Amcal and Guardian Pharmacy networks.

Steve Drummy

Executive General Manager - SWG Engine Management

Steve has over 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, industrial, wholesale, retail and health sectors. He was appointed to the role of EGM - SWG Engine Management in February 2019. Previously, Steve held EGM and CFO roles in businesses including Australian Unity, Sonepar, Hagemeyer, Blackwood’s and News Limited. Steve is responsible for Specialist Wholesale businesses including JAS, PAT, Baxter’s, MTQ, Federal Batteries, Opposite Lock.


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