Symposium2018 Panellists

Rob Bartlett
Executive Manager, JV Operations Suncorp Claims

A specialist in operations and commercial roles with strategic, market, stakeholder or regulatory challenges impacting the insurance industry with particular focus on the collision repair sector. Rob is a highly-analytical strategic thinker and clear-minded communicator.

Ian Christensen
Managing Director, iMOVE Australia

A consortium of industry, government and research partners engaged to improve Australia’s transport systems that relies on Ian’s considerable experience at the interface between industry and research, enabling him to manage the many stakeholders involved in the transport and mobility.

Samantha Cockfield
Lead Director Road Safety, Transport Accident Commission

Samantha is responsible for the development and delivery of the TAC’s road safety strategy which spans road infrastructure, vehicle safety initiatives and a range of programs designed to improve road user behaviours.  She has led the development of several unique behavioural change programs including vehicle safety and young driver campaigns. She is currently managing an experienced team of road safety and communications professionals whose current challenge is to increase the involvement and ownership of the community in Victoria’s new approach to road safety – Towards Zero.

Mark Czvitkovits
Chief Executive Officer, I-CAR Australia

With extensive industry experience, both locally and internationally, Mark leads the primary provider of technical training programs to professionals in the collision repair industry. The I-CAR vision is: that every person in the collision repair industry has the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.

Mario Dimovski
Managing Director, Tradiebot Industries

An industry pioneer, Mario is building an evolving technology platform in collaboration with some of the world’s leading innovators. Tradiebot, an industry leader in artificial intelligence and automated solutions is developing technology platforms and automated systems that can fast track routine jobs, repairs and training to deliver an up-skilled workforce as the industry is undergoing a revolution in the way we work.

Barry Edney
Founding Director, Integrated Commercial Excellence

A global consulting firm with particular expertise in the collision repair industry, ICE identifies what works best for the client and uses this to develop practical approaches to deliver commercial excellence across the organisation. Barry has extensive experience in the collision repair industry across Australasia, Asia Pacific and Europe and is the Europe correspondent for the National Collision Repairer.

Bernadette Gigliotti
Chief Executive Officer, Career Education Association of Victoria

Incorporated in 1975 CEAV is a not-for-profit association with a purpose to advance education, particularly in relation to career development as a lifelong process. This is achieved through the development and delivery of ethical and professional career education, careers counselling services, programs and products. More recently, Bernadette has become involved in the collision repair industry as the required skillset evolves.

Geoff Gwilym
Executive Director – Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce

As the peak automotive industry employer association, the VACC protects and promotes the interests of over 5,000 members through advocacy initiatives and the provision of automotive industry products and services. Geoff leverages his deep knowledge of the automotive industry and his strong relationships within the sector at all levels.

Darren Todd
Senior Technical Trainer Oceania, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Australia

With almost 30 years in the automotive industry, almost 20 with Bosch, Darren specialises in electrical and electronics systems and the many aspects of vehicle diagnostics and workshop services. He develops and delivers training packages and provides technical support across the range of Bosch automotive products and systems. The requirement to stay at the forefront of technology provides an interesting and exciting challenge.

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