“Horizons” Symposium2019 Keynote Speakers

James Goodwin

Chief Executive Officer - ANCAP Safety
James Goodwin

James Goodwin has had a professional career in corporate affairs and government relations. His areas of interest are consumer advocacy and education, particularly in the areas of mobility and safety.

He is Chief Executive of leading vehicle safety advocate in Australia and New Zealand, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), which provides consumers with independent advice and information on vehicle safety through its crash test program. Prior to joining ANCAP, James held the position of Director – Government Relations & Communications at the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) where he was responsible for advocacy strategies and political campaigning including a lead role in the successful election campaign – Demand Better Roads. James also held a senior corporate affairs position with the industry body representing the interests of new car and motorcycle brands in Australia, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), and a high-profile senior corporate affairs position at AirServices Australia an Australian Government agency providing air traffic management and firefighting services at airports. A former journalist and news presenter, James worked for major networked news outlets in Sydney and Canberra including several years in the Parliamentary Press Gallery. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of St John Ambulance since 2015 and was appointed an inaugural Director of Auto Skills Australia in 2010, an organisation tasked by the Australian Government with developing the training needs of the automotive industry.

Mario Dimovski

Chief Executive Officer - Tradiebot Industries
Mario Dimovski

Mario is at the forefront of developing technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D Printing & Robotics.

He is a passionate business owner, entrepreneur and inventor and the founder of various companies and brands such as Plastfix, Tradiebot and WorxAR. Mario has over 26 years of industry experience across the automotive, services and digital sectors and is actively building a global network of like-minded associates, collaborators and partners working towards delivering new digital technologies and Industry 4.0 skills for the trade repair and service sectors. He is recognised as an industry influencer and thought leader, regularly contributing at leading innovation and industry conference events around the world as a speaker or expert on panels discussions. Mario is embracing the digital transformation revolution, pushing the boundaries of innovation and creation.

Mark Czvitkovits

Chief Executive Officer - I-CAR Australia
Mark Czvitkovits

Following an extensive career in the collision repair industry, initially as an apprentice panel beater in the mid-seventies, Mark Czvitkovits built his knowledge by working in various roles for several organisations, ultimately managing several repair facilities.

Mark opened his own collision repair facility where he became acutely aware of the necessity for technicians to commit to an ongoing professional development program and tuned to turned to I-CAR for support.

In 2006 he joined I-CAR as an instructor before becoming Operations and Technical Coordinator in 2012 where he developed new courses for I-CAR and was responsible for the management of I-CAR’s education and training program.

In 2015 he was appointed CEO where he continues to develop Industry Training Alliances and inter-industry partnerships that ensures the collision repair industry is acknowledged for its development and growth and meeting the ongoing challenges and changes within our industry.

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