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.

 

 

Helen MastrantonisHelen Mastrantonis, Human Resources Director, Inchcape Australia

Helen has had over 20 years experience in HR and Organisational Development, working across four continents and a wide range of industries including FMCG, Resources, Education and non-profit organisations. Helen joins us from SABMiller plc, where she held a variety of roles, including HRD: Africa/Asia and Global Head of OD for Supply. Helen brings to Inchcape a strong belief in people, and whole-organisation approach, ensuring the alignment of structure and roles, processes, ways of working, IS/IT and other enablers that will deliver improved and sustainable business performance.

Helen, a South African Greek has relocated to Sydney from Perth with her husband.

 

 

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.

 

 

Ben FarlowBen Farlow, Marketing Director, Inchcape Australia & Managing Director PCA (Interim)

Ben Farlow joined the group in October 2017, and is responsible for ensuring Inchcape is at the forefront of industry transformation, and our marketing culture and teams are deeply embedded and valued across the group.

For over 20 years, Ben has conceptually developed and managed some of the world’s most well known brands and respected brand platforms, having held senior global and regional leadership positions across Europe, Asia and Australia. Ben was Global Vice President and General Manager Portfolio Brands at the Bacardi Martini Group, and spent more than ten years working overseas and domestically for London-listed Diageo PLC in general management, marketing and sales roles.

Though he is a proud Queenslander, Ben now calls Sydney home, is married and has 3 children.

 

 

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.

 

 

Greg ParfittGreg Parfitt, Managing Director, AutoNexus

Greg recently joined Inchcape after a lengthy career in the equipment hire industry. Before joining Inchcape he held the position of Executive General manager – Sales and Products for Coates Hire holding responsibility for sales, marketing and pricing nationally. He has significant experience in managing large teams, mergers, acquisitions, strategy development and execution in both operational and sales functions. Greg leads the Autonexus business which provides smart automotive solutions in vehicle logistics, parts warehousing and distribution, fleet conversion and inventory management.

Greg is married with two sons and loves being on the water.

 

 

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.