Bradley Gannon to become Capricorn Automotive CEO from 1 July

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 29, 2019

Capricorn has announced the promotion of current company secretary and general counsel – legal risk and marketing, Bradley Gannon, to the role of Capricorn Automotive CEO from July 1. Gannon takes on this new role following the promotion of current Capricorn Automotive CEO, David Fraser, who will move into the role of Capricorn Group CEO.

Gannon was appointed to his current role in 2008, managing various corporate functions including legal and risk management, working closely with the Capricorn board of directors and more recently overseeing Capricorn‘s marketing functions. He has gained a wide and varied body of direct Capricorn business experience across the past 11 years, particularly within the company‘s automotive aftermarket operations where he has been directly involved with key projects.

He has been admitted as a barrister and solicitor for the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia. He has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

The incoming Capricorn Automotive CEO has also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) course diploma requirements, achieving Order of Merit status. In addition, Gannon has also successfully completed the Governance Institute of Australia Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance, receiving national dux and state dux accolades for corporate accountability along with corporate governance and corporate financial management respectively. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School (USA) Advanced Management Program.

“Along with his outstanding qualifications, Brad takes on this role with an excellent understanding of our business following his impressive 11-year career with Capricorn,” said outgoing Capricorn Automotive CEO David Fraser. “Our constantly growing automotive business and membership base could not be in better hands and we look forward to the progress that will continue to be made under his leadership with the support of the entire Capricorn management team and the Capricorn board.”

Gannon said he is excited about the opportunity entrusted to him.

“It is as an important time for Capricorn members and the broader automotive community. There are a number of opportunities and challenges accompanying the continued technological advancements of vehicles and evolution of industry practices.”