Capricorn is delighted to announce the promotion of current Company Secretary and General Counsel – Legal Risk and Marketing, Bradley Gannon, to the role of Capricorn Automotive Chief Executive Officer from July 1, 2019. Gannon takes on this exciting new responsibility following the promotion of current Capricorn Automotive CEO, David Fraser to the Capricorn Group Chief Executive Officer role on the same date.
Gannon was appointed as Capricorn Company Secretary / General Counsel in 2008, managing various corporate functions including legal and risk management, working closely with the Capricorn Board of Directors and more recently overseeing Capricorn’s marketing functions. He has gained a wide and varied body of direct Capricorn business experience across the past 11 years, particularly within the company’s automotive aftermarket operations where he has been directly involved with key projects.
Gannon has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia. He has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.
The incoming Capricorn Automotive CEO has also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Course Diploma requirements, achieving Order of Merit status. In addition, Gannon has also successfully completed the Governance Institute of Australia Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance, receiving National Dux and State Dux accolades for Corporate Accountability along with Corporate Governance and Corporate Financial Management respectively. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
According to David Fraser, outgoing Capricorn Automotive CEO, “Along with his outstanding qualifications, Brad takes on this role with an excellent understanding of our business following his impressive 11-year career with Capricorn. Our constantly growing automotive business and membership base could not be in better hands and we look forward to the progress that will continue to be made under his leadership with the support of the entire Capricorn management team and the Capricorn Board.”
“I’m really excited about the opportunity entrusted to me. It is as an important time for Capricorn members and the broader automotive community. There are a number of opportunities and challenges accompanying the continued technological advancements of vehicles and evolution of industry practices,” said Gannon.
“With strong foundations in place and the combined power of more than 20,000 automotive workshops, surviving and thriving as a member of Capricorn, with everything it has to offer, has never made more sense. I look forward to working with the entire Capricorn team to assist members and our relationship partners to grow and prosper,” he concluded.