The AMA Group has posted the following announcement about a group re-structure, appointments and internal promotions. 

New AMA business segmentation 


  • Rapid repairs on cars that are still drive-able
  • Includes Capital S.M.A.R.T and
    rapid repair businesses currently part of AMA Panel


Larger, more complex repairs of cars with more significant damage that are undrivable 


Truck and bus repairs 


• Parts
• Paint
• Consumables 

Dave Marino

AMA has announced the promotion of David Marino to chief executive officer of Capital S.M.A.R.T and executive general manager – Drive. With four years’ experience leading the Capital S.M.A.R.T business, the expansion of Marino’s portfolio consolidates the learnings, skills, and technologies of the rapid repairs businesses across the AMA Group. 

AMA has also announed the promotion of Campbell Jones to the role of executive general manager - Non-Drive, having demonstrated his management and leadership capability as the Interim CEO of the AMA Panel Division and as the CEO of ACM Parts. 

Darren Wales’ proven track record of excellence in heavy vehicle repairs sees him continue management of this segment of the business, as the executive general manager - Heavy. This important business segment continues to be an area of investment, growth and expansion for AMA. 

Following Jones’s promotion to executive general manager – Non-Drive, AMA will retain the services of an executive search firm to source a leading candidate for the Supply segment. 

Senior Executive Appointments 

Consistent with the business direction to enhance governance, diversity of management skill, leadership and industry experience, the following senior executives have joined AMA at the Executive level: 

Mathew Cooper – Group Chief Operating Officer 

With a breadth and depth of experience from a career that spans Deloitte, General Motors and Metcash, Cooper joins AMA from Bapcor where he was the executive general manager – mechanical. In this role, he delivered substantial organic and acquisition growth. MBA qualified, Cooper has a background in law and commerce. Cooper’s extensive experience in branch networks and the automotive parts industry, will facilitate the acceleration of AMA’s operational strategy. 

Andrew Mair – Group Chief Commercial Officer 

As announced in May 2021, Mair joins AMA to consolidate and grow the relationships with AMA’s insurance partners. Previously executive general manager - Intermediaries at Suncorp Insurance from 2008 until 2020, prior to that Andrew was at Zurich Insurance Group. 

Janelle Leonard – Group Chief People Officer 

Leonard’s substantial experience leading large and diverse teams across a variety of industries makes her uniquely placed to support AMA’s employment population of approximately 3,800 people. Most recently, Leonard was the executive director People, Culture and Safety of the Victorian CFA, supporting the organisation through a significant transformation. Her prior experience spans people leadership roles at Deakin University, DownerTenix and Amcor. 

Alexandra Holston - Director Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs 

Holston joins AMA with over eight years experience in investor relations and corporate communications. Previously at Village Roadshow, Holston’s experience working with listed entities across a range of sectors brings a breadth of knowledge to the role. Her background in finance (equity capital markets and mergers & acquisitions) adds further depth of experience to the AMA leadership team. 

The substantial industrial and corporate experience delivered by the above-mentioned internal promotions and executive appointments complement the recent addition of two Independent Non-Executive Directors to AMA’s Board, Paul Ruiz and Kyle Loades. 

CEO Carl Bizon said: “These appointments provide the industrial, management and leadership capabilities commensurate with the current size of AMA and provide the foundation for the acceleration of the strategy and future growth of the Group. The new structure, leadership team and board appointments, support a governance environment appropriate to a listed entity such as AMA.” 


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