FCAI appoints new Board

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors and new office bearers following the Annual General Meeting.

Considered the peak body for Australia’s automotive industry, the FCAI confirmed Matthew Callachor, President and CEO of Toyota Australia was returned as Chairperson.

Vinesh Bhindi (Managing Director, Mazda Australia), Shaun Westcott (President and CEO, Mitsubishi Motors Australia) and Paul Sansom (Group Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Australia) were elected as Deputy Chairpersons.

Stephen Collins (Chief Operating Officer, Honda Australia) has been returned as Treasurer.

Kevin Flynn, Managing Director and CEO of FCA Australia and Stephen Connor, Managing Director of Volvo Car Australia were appointed as new members of the board of directors.

FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber welcomed the directors and office bearers to their position.

“I would like to offer a warm welcome and well wishes to the new board directors,” he said.

“With the FCAI’s membership encompassing 39 automotive brands it is valuable to have a diverse board of directors spread across the marketplace,” said Weber.

“Australia’s automotive industry is standing on the precipice of major change across the areas of safety, emissions and customer experience. I am confident our board will be able to provide valuable guidance and strategic direction moving forward.”