AMA Group has announced a number of new appointments and changes in executive officers. Andy Hopkins will become group chief executive Officer, while Ray Malone will continue as chairman. Anthony Day will join the Board as an independent non-executive director.
Anthony Day (pictured) was recently the Chief Executive Officer of Suncorp Group’s Insurance Operations. In that role, he had responsibility for both the group’s general and life Insurance operations within Australia.
Hopkins said: “AMA is very fortunate to have someone of the calibre of Mr Day join its board of directors. His level of understanding of our key insurance company customers’ service needs is without peer. We look forward to being able to utilise his knowledge in our business to deliver better outcomes for our customers”.
AMA also announced the appointment of Steven Becker as group chief financial officer following the resignation of Ashley Killick. Becker has spent the past two years as the chief financial officer of Affinity Education Group and, prior to that, 8 years as the Chief Financial Officer of the formerly ASX-listed Mantra Group. He has extensive experience in high growth organisations providing financial and strategic leadership.
Malone said: “Today marks an important milestone in the development of AMA Group. In a little over six years, the business has grown from a small troubled aggregation of automobile related businesses to Australia’s leading automobile panel repair and after- market parts operator. It has been my pleasure to lead the business through this stage of its development. The business has now reached a size that it requires a more traditional governance structure and the addition of new talent to the executive management team and board of directors to ensure that the next six years are equally as successful. Mr Hopkins has been my partner in growing the panel repair business over the last three years and he is the ideally suited to succeed me as group chief executive officer. In this role, he will rely heavily, as I have for the last six years, on Mr Smith- Roberts to continue his exceptional leadership of the ACAD business. Together, they will ensure AMA Group realises the significant market opportunities before it.”