AADA acknowledges outgoing Chairman Terry Keating for his leadership and guidance over the past six years. Terry has played a significant role in establishing AADA, the peak Dealer association in Australia, now widely recognised by Dealers, Government, regulators and other industry groups as the peak body for franchised new car Dealers.
Terry was instrumental in convincing the Dealer councils to commit to a level of funding that would ensure the organisation remained strong for years to come. In his time as Chairman of the board, he has presided over several major achievements, including the hard-fought reforms to automotive franchising laws and the reversal of plans to allow for parallel imports of new vehicles, to name a few.
Terry’s time as Chair follows a lifetime of service to the automotive industry including roles as the President of MTA-NSW, a director of the MTAA, Chair of the Ford National Dealer Council and Chairman of the BMW National Dealer Council.
Terry chaired his final Board meeting on 16 November, and the industry will formally honour him in person at the AADA Chairman’s Dinner in March 2022.
A Dealer in Tamworth for 40 years, Terry’s experience and passion were instrumental in making the AADA the national voice of Australian motor Dealers.
A former accountant, Terry got his start in the automotive industry in 1970, operating an individual Ford Dealership in Tamworth. As his business grew, Terry expanded the Dealership to include BMW, Nissan, Land Rover, and a range of heavy truck franchises, prior to his retirement in 2009.
Terry’s contribution to the retail automotive industry in general and to AADA and its members, in particular, has been immense. We look forward to giving him a proper send-off in March. Thanks, Terry.