Meet Our Team

Executive Management

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Garry Crick

Founder, Executive Director & Chairman

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  • Co-owner of Autopact and founder of Crick Automotive Group in 1995
  • Formerly a member of the Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Mitsubishi, Fuso Trucks and Nissan dealer councils
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James Welch

Chief Executive Officer

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  • Joined Autopact in February 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, promoted to Chief Executive Officer January 2019
  • Led the execution of the Peter Terry Group (Autopact NSW) and the Bayford Group (Autopact Victoria) acquisitions in 2016 and 2017 respectively
  • Drove the corporatisation of the business across a range of functions
  • Formerly CFO of Coates Hire (2009 to 2015) and GM Finance at Thiess Services (2005 to 2009)
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Glen Sunderland

Chief Financial Officer

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  • Over 26 years experience in the automotive industry, joining the Autopact group in 1995 when the business was solely Cricks located on the Sunshine Coast
  • Played a major role in the growth of the group including involvement in Cricks, Springwood, DC Motors & Coastline acquisitions
  • Prior to this role was a Financial Controller in NSW
  • Has completed a BA of Business
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Ian Johnson

National Head of Sales Operations and Strategy

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  • Autopact’s National Head of Sales since June 2019 following a Corporate restructure
  • Previously Autopact’s Group Operations Manager, and Chief Operating Officer at the Bayford Group
  • Extensive automotive experience across operations, sales, service, finance, insurance and brand development, developed through high level roles with Ford (Australia and Britain), Swann Insurance, Pentana and AHG
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Don Holden

National Head of Financial Service

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  • Joined Autopact in 2010 as the QLD Group Business Manager under the Crick umbrella
  • Following Autopact’s expansion with the acquisition of the Peter Terry Group (Autopact NSW) and the Bayford Group (Autopact Victoria) Don was appointed to a newly created role as Autopact’s National Head of Financial Services in July 2017
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National Head of Fixed Operations

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  • Joined Autopact in 2010, now with over 20 years’ experience in automotive roles, covering managerial positions in both dealerships and corporate office.
  • Previously been a Dealer Principal and most recently has been project managing service and sales programmes across our group.
  • David is a strong strategist, has excellent systems and technology knowledge, solid experience in OEM relationship building.
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Mike Babarovich

National Head of IT

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  • An IT Services Professional with over 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry
  • Mike has managed the IT operations for Autopact since September 2017, previously delivering IT training to the staff of the Crick Auto Group prior to Autopact’s expansion in late 2016, and consulting for Pentana Solutions
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Odette Winnington

National Head of People and Culture

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  • Joined Autopact in September 2022 as National Head of People & Culture
  • Extensive experience in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Employer Branding and Learning & Development across a range of industries including, mining, hire, manufacturing, civil, construction and NFP
  • Formerly National Human Resources Manager for National Pump & Energy (2018-2022)
  • A dedicated volunteer within organisations devoted to mentoring & training young people
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Stuart Rawlins

National Head of Workplace Health and Safety

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  • Joined Autopact in October 2022 as National Head of Work Health Safety
  • Extensive experience in WHSE across the Food Manufacturing and Water Supply industries both locally and internationally
  • Previously managed WHSE for the Asia Pacific Region for a global food manufacturing company (McCormick & Company)
  • Nominated and selected as sitting member of McCormick’s Global Wellbeing Committee (Sept 2021 – October 2022)
  • Previously a Detective for Queensland Police Service and awarded the Assistant Commissioner Award (Operational) in 2016 for his work on as a Detective on the principle investigative team on the Daniel Morcombe Murder Case
  • Stuart has a ‘Lived Experience’ with Mental Health and is an active mental health advocate where he does public speaking on his lived experience to corporations and entities and his story has also been published in a book ‘Stories of Hope Australia – Everyday People, Extraordinary Stories’