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ACIA looking for industry leaders to help shape 2024 and beyond

The action group formed to spearhead advocacy to overcome the repair industry’s recruitment problems is looking for input and ideas on its board.

The Australian Collision Industry Alliance is opening up for nominations for four positions on its board in a formative period that will see the body complete its first full 12 months of operation.

Members are entitled to nominate any member or employee of a member organisation for the ballot that will be decided at general meeting in the first quarter of 2024.

The nomination announcement also carries the rallying call for those across the collision repair industry that to be part of shaping its future, individuals and organisations should also consider becoming a member of the alliance.

Memberships are available for a range of entities and individuals including not-for- profits and the ACIA is hoping to see an even broader involvement from other sectors and areas including small to medium businesses who may not yet have heard about the role it can play in helping solve one of the industry’s most pressing issues.

The Alliance is made up of more than forty members made up of companies and individuals, involved in the collision repair industry and incudes panel repair shops, restoration shops, and subsidiary service providers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, insurance providers and associated not-for-profit organisations.

The objective of the membership campaign, that involved a five city information tour in 2023, is to ensure membership and the make-up of the board that serves them, has the most comprehensive representation of the collision industry.

The ACIA was established in mid 2023 as an advocacy body with a focus on addressing major issues that repair industry faces, specifically how to shape and attract a new generation of recruits to ensure the industry remains sustainable.

Two founding members Rob Bartlett, who brings decades of experience in the insurance industry, and Stuart Faid, regional vice-president for the Fix Network across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, will continue to sit on the board. Two causal board positions, filled by Sarah Moynihan from Fortress Collision Repair Group and Mike Wilkinson from the Car Craft Group, are also eligible to stand for the 2024 ballot.

The ACIA Board of Directors meets once a month.

“A position on the Board provides the opportunity for individuals in the industry to contribute to the overall strategy and direction of the Australia Collision Industry Alliance as well as developing new contacts and a broad insight into the industry,” the ACIA said in a statement.

More information on the board role, duties and expectations for service or for nomination forms can contact the ACIA through hiliary.bradbury@theacia.com.au.

Nominations close on 4.00 pm Thursday 14th December 2024.

 

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