I-CAR Australia’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Trewin as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Vanessa Harrison as General Manager (GM) of I-CAR Australia effective 17 August 2021.
Both Jason and Vanessa have played a significant role in the growth of I-CAR Australia and have supported the team across both the Brisbane and Melbourne locations.
The appointments come after the change in structure of the entity within which I-CAR Australia operated. Whilst maintaining the non-profit status, as a Registered Charity I-CAR Australia’s transition to a company structure took place in 2019.
The changes saw the organisation achieve unprecedented growth, resulting in a record year for the 2020/2021 financial year, which also occurred during the ongoing global pandemic.
The growth led to the Board conducting a review of company operations, resulting in a change of which the business should be operated. A formal Executive Management Team was established, focussing primarily on sustainable business growth.
“The promotions are recognition of the long-term commitments to I-CAR by both staff members. Vanessa Harrison joined I-CAR in 2008, and Jason Trewin began as an Instructor in 2007, before joining full time staff in 2015,” said Richard Pratt, I-CAR Australia Company Secretary.
“Since the corporate restructure in 2019, Jason and Vanessa have worked tirelessly, leading the team to a new level of service and product delivery. The results achieved in such challenging times are exceptional.”
The Board and the Executive Management Team share the opinion that the new business model and change in leadership will improve its service to the industry, as well as maximise the full potential that exists for I-CAR Australia.