Meet the team
We couldn’t devise the most intelligent approach to car ownership without a great team.
I grew up in Sydney, mostly around the Shire, and have recently made the move to my new base camp in South Sydney. I’m loving exploring the city suburbs, and discovering new places to eat and recipes to impress (and sometimes not) my family and friends. I have a passion for good food and good wine so I’m in the right place!
I also enjoy travelling abroad, some of the places I’ve visited are the UK, USA, Cambodia, Vietnam and Fiji. Travel close to home is good too, and my favourite places in NSW are The Hunter Valley (going back to good food and wine!) and the coast line.
I grew up with a father and brother who shared a love for motorbikes, and being on the back watching the world go past is one of my favourite memories growing up. I guess you could say that’s where my passion for automobiles started…
I’m still one of the newer kids on the block here at Autopia and I’m in the process of selling my Mazda 3. Once I do that I’m looking at novating either a top of the range Mazda 3 (which, with a novated lease, will cost less than my monthly spend on my current base model), a Toyota 86 or a BMW 3 series. It looks like I’ll be doing a lot of test driving over the next few weekends, and my decision will be based on drivability, as well as resale value.
My first set of wheels was an 18th birthday present from my parents – a Datsun Sunny nickednamed ‘The Silver Bullet’. It wasn’t much of a ‘bullet’ going up hills but it was great on the straight. I remember my girlfriends and I peddling like we were the Flintstones going up hills!
That’s a tough one! I’ve done a lot of fantastic trips locally, up and down the coast. Abroad, travelling all over Cambodia and Vietnam was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I’d like to revisit one day. One of my fondest memories from that trip is riding a push bike across the longest bamboo bridge in the area, and not falling off! Quite an achievement I can assure you.
My partner and I recently visited the States too, and we hired a Hertz Penske Mustang GT to get around Vegas and LA… it sure turned a lot of heads and was great fun to drive!
The people, and the service. The people at Autopia are a true team; they are passionate about what they do and they are experts in their field. Working with a team that is supportive, and willingly share their experience and enthusiasm, is fantastic. I look forward to my Autopia journey each day. The product is second to none and seeing the service and savings that are associated with a novated lease at Autopia, makes me question why everybody isn’t doing this already!