The AADA Board is delighted to announce the election of David Blackhall as the Australian Automotive Dealer Association’s new Chairman, commencing his duties as an independent director following the AADA Annual General Meeting on 16 November.
David has unparalleled industry experience through a long and successful career in the automotive industry. As the former CEO of the AADA (2016-2019), David also has extensive experience working with the Government and industry.
David was an outstanding CEO for AADA. During his almost four-year tenure, he guided the Association through a period of unprecedented regulatory and legislative change. After his tenure finished mid-2019, David stayed on as a consultant to assist with the transition and continue his work on developing an Automotive Franchise Code of Conduct.
David’s hard work, dedication and valuable leadership were primarily responsible for the significant gains the AADA has made in recent years. His vast experience in the retail automotive industry also includes 11 years as the Chief Executive of Jaguar Land Rover Australia. His passion for the industry and knowledge of Dealers’ issues, makes him the ideal Chairman and a suitable replacement for our outgoing Chairman, Terry Keating.
We look forward to David’s drive and commitment, continuing to serve AADA and its members in his new role. Dealers will only benefit.