Our Executive Team

Nick SeniorNick Senior, Chief Executive Officer, Inchcape Australia

For all but a couple of years, Nick's entire working life has been in the automotive industry. He joined car importer LNC Industries in 1981 before leaving in 1985 to work for Audi UK. Returning to Australia in 1987 Nick was motoring editor of several News Ltd publications before joining Subaru in 1991 as Corporate Affairs Manager. The following year Inchcape acquired the Subaru business through its takeover of TKM.

Nick held National Advertising and National Marketing roles for Subaru before becoming the General Manager in 2000 and then the Managing Director in 2005. During his stewardship Subaru grew from a small niche automotive player into a top ten brand that was selling 45,000 units a year and held the largest market share (c.,4%) of any Subaru business globally. He was the architect of Subaru's foray into rallying, an assault that netted ten consecutive national titles, a feat unmatched by any brand.

Nick was appointed CEO of Inchcape Australasia in October 2016.

A Tasmanian, Nick lives on Sydney's northern beaches. He is married to Danielle and they have a son.

 

 

Christian DinsdaleChristian Dinsdale, Finance Director, Inchcape Australia

Christian joined Inchcape in 2010 as the Group Financial Controller, managing the shared services functions. In May 2012 Christian moved into the position of General Manager, Finance & Systems for the logistics arm of Inchcape. In September 2013 he was General Manager of Projects with responsibility for business case development, investments, divestment management and contributing to group strategic projects. In May 2014 Christian was appointed General Manager, Finance and Operations of Subaru Australia with sales and operations planning responsibilities. Christian joined the Inchcape Australia Ltd Executive Management team in May 2016 when he was promoted to Finance Director of IAL.

Prior to joining Inchcape Christian spent 5 years with Hagemeyer Brands Australia with various roles including Group Finance Manager and 7 years at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

 

 

Anand ShankaranAnand Shankaran, HR Director, Inchcape Australia

Anand joined Inchcape as the Director of Human Resources in April 2013 and is responsible for the function across all business groups for Australasia.

His experience spans over 26 years in the technology sector where he has incubated start ups, turned around businesses, grown regional and global businesses as well as led functional HR teams. His previous roles include Chief People Officer at Altium Ltd., APAC HR Director for Hewlett Packard Company and CEO of Apple Publishing Technology Centre amongst other senior leadership assignments.

He has a Doctorate in Business and is a Fellow of the Australian HR Institute as well as Institute of Commercial Management, UK. He serves on the Board of two Australian companies.

Outside of work his passions include Astronomy, Gadgets, Cars, Scuba Diving and spending time with family, besides being an ardent fan of Australian Rugby League.

 

 

Tony ThomasTony Thomas, Company Secretary, Inchcape Australia

Tony joined Inchcape in 1992 as Company Secretary for Australia and New Zealand and was appointed a director of Inchcape Australia in 1996.

Tony is responsible for managing Inchcape's legal and property services departments and overseeing Inchcape's legal compliance program, property portfolio and superannuation benefits. Prior to Inchcape, Tony worked in the property and finance industries.

Tony is married and has two children.

 

 

Peter MullanPeter Mullan, Managing Director, Trivett Retail

Peter joined Inchcape in 2002 as part of the business graduate programme having completed a Bachelor of Business Administration. During his time with Inchcape Peter has held a number of senior roles with the Retail and Subaru Distribution businesses including Dealer Principal (Subaru Melbourne), a series of General Manager / Group General Manager roles across the retail portfolio and a Regional Manager role within distribution.

Through these roles Peter has developed a reputation for delivering significant growth against our customer, financial, OEM and staff metrics.

 

 

Colin ChristieColin Christie, Managing Director, Subaru Australia

Colin began his career in 1995 with KPMG before joining Inchcape AustraIia 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 has since held several senior roles in Finance and After Sales, and Sales & Marketing before being appointed Managing Director on October 1, 2016.

Married with two children, Colin is a fan of all things sports related.

 

 

Victor TelloVictor Tello, Director Service Support, AutoNexus

Victor was appointed Director Service Support and AutoNexus in June 2015. Before joining Inchcape, Victor forged a successful career at Komatsu spanning 21 years, directly influencing the growth of that international brand in the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific region. His last position was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Public Officer where he held full financial and administrative responsibility for the Komatsu business.

Victor is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA), the Governance Institute of Australia (FCIS) and a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Taxation Institute of Australia (CTA) and is professionally accredited in taxation, finance and treasury as well as company secretarial practice and management.

At Inchcape, Victor leads a national team of over 320 members within the AutoNexus business providing Smart Automotive Solutions through fleet conversions, fleet refurbishment and maintenance, vehicle logistics, parts warehousing and distribution and inventory management services to our retail customers.

Outside of work, Victor's passions include playing soccer, including International Masters Football tournaments, being a fan of AFL, family and travel.

 

 

Wallis DumperWallis Dumper, Managing Director, Subaru New Zealand

Wallis has returned to Subaru New Zealand in the role of Managing Director, having previously been with the business between 1996 and 2006. During his time away from Subaru New Zealand, Wallis was the CEO of a private ownership operation in New Zealand working with the Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo and Renault brands.

In his spare time, Wallis enjoys getting involved in motorsport and, in his younger years, was a competitive production motorcycle racer, winning the Manfield endurance race in 1982.

A true Kiwi, Wallis and his wife Diane escape to the tranquillity of their holiday home north of Auckland whenever possible and share quality time with friends and family under the watchful eye of Molly, their British Bulldog.