Our Executive Team

Colin ChristieColin Christie, 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.

 

David ColussoDavid Colusso, Finance Director, Inchcape Australasia

David joined Subaru Australia in August 2018, as the General Manager Finance and Operations, for the distribution business.

In June 2019, he added the Subaru Australia Retail businesses to his responsibilities.

Prior to joining Inchcape, he held a variety of finance leadership roles in a number of industries, including 13 years in the water industry as the Finance Director of two large US multinationals.

David joined the Inchcape Australasia Executive Management team in June 2020, when he was promoted to Finance Director of IAL.

 

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.

 

Kete GillisKate Gillis, General Manager, Peugeot Citroen 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 Citroen Australia (PCA) as General Manager of Marketing in July 2019.

In June 2020, Kate was appointed General Manager, Peugeot Citroen Australia, and joins the Inchcape Australasia executive team.

She has considerable experience with global consumer brands, 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.

 

Christian DinsdaleBlair Read, General Manager, 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 & Marketing Manager then Business Development Manager for Aftersales. Most recently his role has been GM Sales & Aftersales.

In September 2020 Blair was appointed to General Manager of Subaru Australia.

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.

 

Christian DinsdaleChristian Dinsdale, Regional Finance Director, APAC

Christian joined Inchcape in 2010 as the Group Financial Controller, managing the shared services functions.

In May 2012 Christian became General Manager, Finance and Systems for the logistics arm of Inchcape. In September 2013 he was appointed 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 Executive Management team in May 2016, when he was promoted to Finance Director of IAL.

In June 2020, Christian was appointed Managing Director of Subaru Australia.

Prior to joining Inchcape, Christian spent five years with Hagemeyer Brands Australia, with various roles including Group Finance Manager; and seven years at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

 

Darren BowlerDarren Bowler, Managing Director, AutoNexus

With over 30 years automotive experience, Darren joins AutoNexus from PrixCar Services, where he was General Manager – Commercial. Prior to that, Darren was the founding Managing Director at Fusion Automotive Pty Ltd, from early 2013, playing a pivotal role in establishing both Fusion and the Tata Motors brand in the Australian new car market. For 13 years prior to this, Darren held a number of senior leadership roles with the iconic Australian brand, Holden Service Vehicles (HSV) with his most recent being General Manager – Sales & Marketing.

Darren’s automotive career begin as an apprentice automotive technician in a Melbourne Holden dealership where he moved through the ranks from service operations and into sales and general management. His combination of automotive retail, wholesale and logistics knowledge and experience ensures AutoNexus is equipped to deliver to tomorrows automotive landscape.

Darren has relocated from Melbourne to Sydney and trying to get his head around NRL!

 

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.