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Chris Polites has been appointed CEO of Drive Network, the joint venture between Fairfax and automotive publisher 112 that produces and He was previously director of automotive at He replaces Drive’s executive chairman, Shane Pettiona, was previously filling the role of CEO and retains his board roles.



Kanani White has been appointed events, membership and sponsorship officer at Simulation Australasia Ltd. She was previously fleet dealership manager at Toyota Fleet Management Australia.




David Schlakht has been appointed sales manager at Ballarat Jaguar land Rover. He was previously sales executive with 3 Point Motors Mercedes-Benz.





Arron Coote has become global operations manager for Face Halo Inc. He was previously chief operations officer for Fleet Point.





Lee Davis has been appointed business development manager at RateSetter. He was previously general manager of sales at ACFC.

Christine Martinez has become executive assistant to the CEO and owner at e&s Trading. She was previously executive assistant to the CEO of BMW Australia.





Richard Emery has been appointed managing director of motorsport and OEM safety and event service provider Motorsport Safety and Rescue (MSR). Company founder Geoff Becker has stepped back from the daily operations but remains a director. Mr Emery was previously a consultant to MSR after leaving Nissan.




Joanne Raisa has been appointed NSW aftermarket sales manager for Peter Warren Automotive. She was previously aftermarket manager for Sydney City Toyota.





Shannon Atkin has become general sales manager at Kempsey Macleay Motors. He was previously a buyer at Bellbowrie Motors, part of the Tony White Group.

Gary Ogilvy has been appointed dealer principal of Cricks Sunshine Coast Renault and Suzuki. He was previously sales director of Cricks Maroochydore, Wises and Caloundra.

Andrew Young has become sales manager of strategic acquisitions for hipages. He was previously assistant sales manager at Suttons Motors.





Paul Lazarou has been appointed used car manager at Melbourne City Holden. He was previously used car manager at Caroline Springs Mazda.





Loretta Matthews has become finance broker at Paleso Finance Group. She was previously business manager of Village Motors Group.