Chief Operating Officer
Working closely with the I-CAR Australia Board of Directors, Industry Advisor Council, I-CAR staff and the collision repair industry, Jason is driven to provide the best post trade training in the collision industry sector. He has a quest to build a highly inclusive culture to ensure team members thrive and achieve organisational outcomes.
He is pragmatic and innovative with a continuous improvement mindset and is able to balance operational and strategic priorities. Jason is future focused and makes clear decisions that support business now and in the longer-term.
With extensive industry experience in management and operations at local and international levels, Jason’s aim is to provide a clear direction for collision training well into the future, whilst listening to the needs of the I-CAR customer.
Vanessa has more than 25 years experience in administration roles within a variety of industries including direct marketing, aged care and construction. She commenced work at I-CAR at the beginning of 2008. Her job responsibilities include overall supervision of the administration processes, management of the head office in Brisbane and liaising with our Corporate partners regarding training delivery. Vanessa also works alongside the Directors and management team in maintaining financial control and compliance of the company.
Program Developer and Welding Certifier
A qualified Panel Beater with over 30 years experience within the Collision Repair Industry, including 5 years with Toyota parts and 6 years in Motor Vehicle Assessing. Geoff has worked in London in a BMW/Mercedes recommended collision repair facility before moving to Australia from New Zealand. In 2010 he completed a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and has been a qualified I-CAR instructor since 2010. Geoff is passionate about providing information and helping collision repair professionals to achieve their goals. In 2012 he became one of I-CAR’s Mercedes Benz certified Aluminium Welding Instructors and now looks after all Welding Training and Certification testing in Australia.
Geoff is also responsible for researching and developing new training courses here in Australia.
Training Program Coordinator
Gary has worked within the collision repair industry for over 27 years and during this time has held various positions as a qualified Panelbeater, Estimator and Shop Manager. Having started his career in the UK working in a specialist heavy repair panel shop performing structural repairs, he moved on to work with Audi, BMW and Porsche, attending numerous manufacturer training courses in the UK and Germany, specialising in structural repair and welding. Gary moved to Australia in 2010 and after gaining his Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, took a position with Chisholm Institute as a Vehicle Body Teacher working with apprentices to gain Certificate III in Vehicle Body Repair. He is proud to have joined I-CAR as an Instructor and is looking forward to working with manufacturers and repairers to ensure up to date training and information are easily accessible to the collision repair industry.
Colleen has more than 20 years experience in administration roles within a variety of industries including retail, construction, plumbing and a church administration office. She commenced work at I-CAR in February 2011 having worked with Vanessa previously for over five years. Her job responsibilities include the day to day running of administration processes, maintenance of the Student Record database, Registration, billing, Online Training and Memberships as well as distributing Instructor resources across the country. Colleen is normally your first point of contact with the I-CAR Office. She is also our office larrikin and brings an infectious happiness to the office.
Admin Assistant, OEM Training
Lauren joined I-CAR Australia on a Part-time basis in February 2014. Previous to I-CAR Lauren has experience within a variety of industries including Child Care Education, Hospitality & Administration. Her job responsibilities include coordinating OEM training & registrations, platinum certificates, email distribution of course information & registrations, updating course information on the website & general day to day administration tasks.
Admin Assistant, Welding
Suzy joined I-CAR on a Part-time basis in August 2019 and has experience in administration roles within a variety of industries including the legal industry, fencing industry and education.
Her job responsibilities include updating the Student Record database, issuing certificates, Student ID cards, Training Alliance, issuing Welding Certificates, welding reports and general day to day administration.
She is another office larrikin alongside Colleen who loves to have a laugh.
Admin Assistant, Gold Class
Kelly has a strong Administrative background within large Corporate Organisations including BHP and GlaxoSmithKline across diverse industries such as Steel Manufacturing and Pharmaceuticals. She commenced work at I-CAR in July 2018 and her job responsibilities are providing administrative support for the I-CAR Australia Victorian Office and the administration of the I-CAR Gold Class program.
Admin Assistant, Gold Class
Ash has extensive experience in administrative roles across a range of industries such as health care, manufacturing, and mining. She commenced part-time work with I-CAR in January 2021 and provides administration support for I-CAR Gold Class program and the Training Academy in Melbourne.