CEO and Managing Director
Noel joined Bapcor on 1 June 2020 as Chief Financial Officer, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 8 February 2022, and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on 1 September 2022. Prior to joining Bapcor, Noel had a successful career as Chief Financial Officer at Toll Group and Treasury Wine Estates Limited as well as executive roles at Orica Limited and Qantas. Noel is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Noel holds a Bsc(Hons) in Mathematics & Planning and Administration from University of Leeds and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
Stefan joined Bapcor in July 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. With more than 20 years’ experience in Finance roles across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific, Stefan was previously Chief Financial Officer of ASX-listed CIMIC Group. Prior to this, Stefan held the CFO roles at CPB Contractors and Thiess. Stefan holds both an MBA and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Chief Technology Officer
Morris joined Bapcor on 1st April 2022 as Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for Information Technology and Digital across the Bapcor Group. Prior to joining Bapcor, Morris had a successful career in Australia, Germany and Singapore as Transformation Director and Global CIO at Nufarm, Direct to Consumer Director & CIO at Treasury Wine Estates as well as executive roles in Shell, Cadbury Schweppes and Fosters. Morris is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Computing Society and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Chief People and Culture Officer
Merryl joined Bapcor in October 2022 as Chief People and Culture Officer.
Merryl is an experienced strategic executive who has held Chief People Officer (CPO) roles for over 10 years across entertainment, retail and fashion.
She was recently Chief People and Sustainability Officer at Decjuba and prior to that was the CPO at Tabcorp Holdings Limited for over 10 years where she had accountability for People, Culture, Safety and Communications. Merryl is a commercial and empowering leader with a global mindset and proven experience in facilitating cultural and transformational change within an organisation. Her experience and skillset is invaluable to Bapcor.
Merryl holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of NSW, and a Bachelor of Arts (Education) from Melbourne University. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer.
Kristoff joined Bapcor in February 2023 as Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer.
Most recently Kristoff was the Head of the Melbourne Office for ANZ’s Corporate Advisory practice and prior to that was the EGM Transformation, Strategy and M&A at Toll Group where he led the execution of Toll Group’s strategy and transformation program.
Kristoff is an experienced commercial leader and brings to Bapcor deep experience leading strategy development and execution, and large-scale transformation efforts.
Executive General Manager - Bapcor Specialist Wholesale
Craig has an extensive career in the automotive aftermarket industry spanning more than 25 years. Starting as a management cadet and working through most of the key operational and sales positions in aftermarket parts distributors. Before joining Bapcor, he was the General Manager of RAC’S (WA) automotive workshops, which was preceded by many years at Repco. He holds a Masters in Business from Melbourne University. Craig joined Bapcor in February 2012 and is responsible for all aspects of the Bapcor Specialist Wholesale.
Executive General Manager - Bapcor Specialist Networks
Tracey joined Bapcor in April 2023 in the new role of EGM Specialist Networks.
Tracey is an experienced executive who has a proven track record of strategically growing and transforming businesses and leading cultural change both nationally and internationally.
Previously, Tracey was the CEO of Club Assist, an organisation owned by a consortium of the Motoring Clubs of Australia that specialises in providing batteries to the automotive aftermarket for emergency roadside assistance, retail and wholesale channels. Prior to Club Assist, Tracey has worked across the renewable energy, FMCG, financial services and marketing/advertising sectors.
Executive General Manager - Bapcor New Zealand
Martin joined BNT in September 2016, and was appointed as Executive General Manager - Bapcor New Zealand in October 2018 to lead our New Zealand businesses. Martin grew up in the Bay of Plenty, and worked in a number of local and national businesses, as well as spending some time working overseas. In 2001, he joined Fletcher Building, holding several senior sales and general management positions over 15 years.
Executive General Manager - Bapcor Trade
Steve has over 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, industrial, wholesale, retail and health sectors. He was appointed to the role of EGM - SWG Engine Management in February 2019. Previously, Steve held EGM and CFO roles in businesses including Australian Unity, Sonepar, Hagemeyer, Blackwood’s and News Limited. Steve is responsible for Bapcor Trade.
Executive General Manager - Bapcor Retail
Tim joined the Bapcor group in April 2019, and has 30 years of retail experience working across various sectors within specialty and big box retail and is responsible for the Autobarn, Autopro, Sprint, Midas and ABS networks within the Bapcor group. Tim has worked for a number of national retail businesses with his most recent role as CEO of the Total Tools franchise business where he undertook a massive growth program. Tim holds an MBA and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Executive General Manager - Supply Chain
Abdul joined Bapcor on 30 March 2022 in the role of EGM Supply Chain. With over 20 years’ experience, Abdul has extensive Supply Chain and Logistics expertise gained across Europe and Asia Pacific.
Prior to joing Bapcor, Abdul held roles at organisations including Fantastic Furniture, Steinhoff, Allied Express, APS Group and TNT. Abdul holds a Bachelor of Computing Science and Computer Software Engineering from Macquarie University and a Masters of Business Administration from CQ University.