Mathew Cooper Appointed AMA Group CEO

AMA Group has appointed former Chief Operating Officer Mathew Cooper to the role of Group Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 December 2023.

“I am delighted that the board has appointed Mathew as CEO after a thorough search,” said Caroline Waldron, AMA Group Chair. “Having worked closely with him over recent months, we are confident his deep understanding of the operations of AMA Group, balanced with his financial knowledge and automotive industry experience, will add tremendous value going forward.”

Cooper described the appointment as a “great responsibility, honour, and privilege”. “We have an incredible team of over 3,300 people across Australia and New Zealand. They have done a huge amount of heavy lifting across all areas of the business, and we are well positioned for the future,” he said.

“I look forward to working with the board and the broader team as we continue to evolve as a customer-centric business to deliver quality services and experiences for our customers. I look forward to continuing to enhance our customer relationships to ensure we are their repairer of choice.”

“I would like to acknowledge the support shareholders have shown for the organisation over recent years. The team and I are focused on generating shareholder value through our disciplined approach to strategic development, operations, revenue growth, and management of costs.”

Cooper joined AMA in September 2021 as Chief Operating Officer, with his portfolio of responsibilities encompassing business development, commercial partnerships, and operational management of all AMA Group business units. AMA Group said Cooper was also central to the development of key safety and people initiatives throughout the business.

He joined AMA from ASX-listed Bapcor, where he spent more than eight years in senior executive roles. Prior to this, his career included roles at Amcor, General Motors, Metcash, and Deloitte.

Waldron said that over the last two years, Cooper developed strong relationships across the AMA team in all parts of the business, as well as key stakeholders including investors, suppliers, and insurer partners. “He has led the operations of the Group through a challenging period, and I have no doubt that he is the right person to lead AMA Group through its next phase as we focus on profitable growth,” she added.