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ONE of Australia’s most experienced motor industry management consultants and analysts, Wayne Pearson, has joined Pitcher Partners as a consultant working with Steve Bragg and John Gavljak in the newly established Motor Industry Services division.

Mr Pearson was previously national lead of KPMG’s automotive services group which he established in 2016. In late 2017 Mr Pearson transitioned the lead role at KPMG MIS over to Steve Bragg.

As recently reported, Mr Bragg has been appointed a partner of Pitcher Partners and is establishing a motor industry services division in the practice which he will lead.

Mr Pearson told GoAutoNews Premium: “I am really looking forward to continuing to work with Steve to help our dealers achieve greater success, particularly at a time where the industry is facing a lot of change as well as opportunity.

“I’m also very happy to be reuniting with John Gavljak who I worked with closely at Horwath and I know is extremely passionate about the industry we represent.”

Mr Pearson has vast experience in the automotive sector including automotive business consulting for 35 years at Horwath NSW, where he was appointed a partner. He went on to lead the practice’s automotive consultancy with Horwath Motor Industry Services as managing director.

While at Horwath, the practice went national and expanded into New Zealand. The practice also expanded its automotive consultancy to service distributors and retailers in China.

In 2007, the Horwath practice joined with Deloitte and Mr Pearson was made managing director of Deloitte Motor Industry Services which was expanding its services within China as well as growing its dealer financial benchmarking business in Australasia.

In April 2012, he decided to expand his experience in automotive retail and became a shareholder in, and was appointed the CEO of, the Dominelli Group in Sydney with Mazda, Ford, Nissan, Peugeot, Suzuki and Renault franchises.

In his three years at the helm, the group saw growth in excess of 30 per cent before Mr Pearson handed over control to the founder’s son, Adam, in December 2014.

By John Mellor