Four Industry Veterans Join The Australian Collision Industry Alliance Board

The Australian Collision Industry Alliance (ACIA) established a board of six members after several industry veterans were elected at the organisation’s annual general meeting during the 2024 Collision Repair Expo.

Four nominees were appointed to the board:

  • Sarah Moynihan – Head of People, Culture & Change at Fortress Collision Repair Services in Queensland
  • Mike Wilkinson – Owner / Manager at Peter Wilkinson & Co in Western Australia
  • James Black – Operations Manager at Sheen Panel Service in New South Wales
  • Andrea McCarthy – Owner / Manager at McCarthy Panel Works in Queensland

Founding board member Rob Bartlett said the board now has a valuable cross section of industry experience from some important companies in the collision repair industry who will add depth, insight and accountability as a governing body.

According to Bartlett, the establishment of proper governance structures and procedures was one of the first priorities of establishing the alliance as an effective body to combat skills issues.

“The ACIA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive board that represents its members’ interests and better serves the collision repair industry,” said the organisation. “The ACIA will create a skills-based board aligned with its objectives to better serve the interests of its members. The nominations received have been considered in reference to the Board Selection Policy and skills matrix.

“It has been decided to reserve three board positions to be filled later to enable the opportunity to reassess and introduce new skill sets as the alliance evolves and builds momentum.”‍