AMA Group Limited today announced the appointment of Mathew Cooper as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AMA Group, effective immediately.
Cooper joined AMA Group in September 2021 as the Chief Operating Officer. He has had a portfolio of responsibilities encompassing business development, commercial partnerships, and operational management of all AMA Group business units.
Among his recognised achievements, Cooper has been central to the development of key safety and people initiatives throughout the business.
He came from ASX listed Bapcor Limited, where he spent over eight years in senior executive roles.
Prior to this, his career included roles at Amcor, General Motors, Metcash, and Deloitte.
“I am delighted that the Board has appointed Mathew as CEO after a thorough search. Having worked closely with him over recent months, we are confident his deep understanding of the operations of AMA Group, balanced with his financial knowledge and automotive industry experience will add tremendous value going forward,” said Caroline Waldron, AMA Group Chair.
In a statement Cooper said it was a great responsibility, honour, and privilege to be appointed as the next CEO for AMA Group.
“We have an incredible team of over 3,300 people across Australia and New Zealand. They have done a huge amount of heavy lifting across all areas of the business, and we are well positioned for the future,” he said.
“I look forward to working with the Board and the broader team as we continue to evolve as a customer-centric business to deliver quality services and experiences for our customers. I look forward to continuing to enhance our customer relationships, to ensure we are their repairer of choice,” said Cooper.
Waldron took the opportunity to acknowledge the support shareholders have shown for the organisation over recent years.
“The team and I are focused on generating shareholder value through our disciplined approach to strategic development, operations, revenue growth, and management of costs.” she said.
“Over the last two years, Mathew has developed strong relationships across the AMA Group team in all parts of the business, as well as with key stakeholders including investors, suppliers, and our insurer partners. He has led the operations of the Group through a challenging period, and I have no doubt that he is the right person to lead AMA Group through its next phase as we focus on profitable growth.”
AMA Group runs a national network featuring eight heavy vehicle and bus repair sites across mainland Australia.