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Mr Andrew Hopkins

AMA Group CEO and Executive Director
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Mr Andrew Hopkins

AMA Group CEO and Executive Director

Andrew founded the Gemini Group in Perth in 2009 and built the Gemini brand into one of the largest privately owned consolidators offering integrated claims management and repair services to the insurer, corporate and consumer markets.   Andrew brings extensive management expertise to the AMA group.  With over 35 years of experience in finance, acquisitions, strategy and building insurance relationships, Andrew’s ability to continually innovate will broaden AMA’s relationships with insurance companies both domestically and internationally.

Mr Anthony Day

Chairman
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Mr Anthony Day

Chairman

Anthony was responsible for one of Australia's largest insurance businesses with P&L and balance sheet responsibility for both General and Life Insurance operations in Australia. With over 35 years in the insurance industry Anthony has a broad experience in all areas of the insurance industry. He has a 20-year track record of producing market-leading results in both growth and profitability, whilst delivering continuous improvement in operations.

Anthony is now focused on NED roles in growing organisations and the advisory business he founded, Elevate CEOs, elevating great leaders to become extraordinary leaders through developing strategy and leadership.

Anthony has taken on the role of Chairman of the Company effective September 1st, 2019.

Mr Ray Smith-Roberts

ACAD CEO and Executive Director
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Mr Ray Smith-Roberts

ACAD CEO and Executive Director

Ray has worked in the automotive industry over his entire career. Progressing through operating family service stations and repair centres, to senior roles in large dealership operations focussing at fixed operational areas, moving in to the aftermarket space with ECB in 1994. Ray joined the AMA board in March 2014 Ray also maintains in his executive team roles which he has held since July 2009.

He brings valuable operational knowledge and experience to the board to assist in setting strategy for the next phase of the company’s growth and development.

Ray was also a founding director of the Australian Technical College of North Brisbane from 2005 to 2009.

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Mr Brian Austin

Non-Executive Director
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Mr Brian Austin

Non-Executive Director

With over 30 years industry experience, Brian has held senior executive positions in the insurance industry. Over that time Brian has been instrumental in setting the strategy of capital raising and acquisitions. Brian has held the Chairman position at PSC Insurance Group Ltd enabling him to develop a global network of key relationships.

Mr Leath Nicholson

Non-Executive Director
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Mr Leath Nicholson

Non-Executive Director

Leath was a Corporate Partner at a leading Melbourne law firm, gaining experience with a breadth of ASX listed entities, before co-founding Foster Nicholson Jones in 2008. Leath's principal clients continue to be ASX listed companies and high net worth individuals. Leath has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions; IT based transactions, and corporate governance.

He also has significant experience in corporate and commercial based dispute resolution.

Mr Simon Moore

Non-Executive Director
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Mr Simon Moore

Non-Executive Director

Prior to founding Colinton Capital Partners in 2017, Simon was a Managing Director and Global Partner of the “The Carlyle Group” for 12 years.

Prior to The Carlyle Group, Simon was a Managing Director and Investment Committee Member of Investcorp International, Inc. based in New York. Prior to that, Simon worked in private equity investments and investment banking at J.P. Morgan & Co. in New York, Hong Kong and Melbourne.

Simon is currently also a non-executive Director of Megaport, a non-executive Director of Firstwave Cloud Technology Limited, Chairman of TPI Enterprises, a non-executive Director of venture capital Firm, One Ventures.

Simon received honours degrees in law and commerce from the University of Queensland.

Terri Bakos

Company Secretary
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Terri Bakos

Company Secretary

Terri has served as Company Secretary for the AMA Group since 2010.  Terri has extensive experience in the public company space both as a Company Secretary and Financial Accountant. In addition to her work with AMA Group, Terri is Company Secretary of Money3 Corporation Limited and has previously worked in the mining, technology and biotech industries.  Terri is a Chartered Secretary, Chartered Accountant and a member of the Corporate Governance Institute of Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.