Grant was born and raised in Bourke, in North Western NSW, with three generations of his family also being raised in the far west town. Grant completed his schooling at Bourke High School, from here he relocated to Orange and commenced his career in finance, working in the local bank. After four years of working in finance, he decided it was time for a career change and so began his career in the automotive industry. Grant now has over twenty-four years’ experience working in the automotive industry and has completed his Automotive Management qualification through the University of New England, Armidale. Grant is very passionate about customer service and giving back to the community; he prides himself on being a pro-active Dealer Principal with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude. One of the many goals Grant has in the coming years is to increase the Dealerships support of the many greater western towns in our region. He intends to shoot as many clay targets, meet as many people, and support as many regional communities as he can. Grant has a love of the great outdoors, clay target shooting, fishing, Rugby League and of course relaxing with his wife and three daughters.
Katelyn is originally from Katoomba in the Blue Mountains but is now proud to call Dubbo home. Katelyn attended the University of New England in Armidale where she completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business, Major of Marketing. Since university Katelyn has gained extensive experience in the Media Industry within Television Advertising. Katelyn is strong believer in that the best marketing of all is a happy customer. Outside of work Katelyn enjoys spending time with family and attending live music whenever she gets the chance.
New Car Sales Manager
Born and raised in Dubbo, Colin worked in the Motorbike industry for fourteen years prior to joining the Automotive Industry and the Western Plains Automotive team twenty-five years ago. Colin has a strong passion for motorbike riding, camping and spending time with his family.
Used Car Manager / Mitsubishi Sales Manager
Ben joined the Western Plains Automotive team at the beginning of 2017, moving from Goulburn Valley, Victoria. He has brought with him twenty years’ experience in the Automotive Industry. Ben is dedicated to all facets of the automotive industry; he believes his success is derived from a strong ‘Customer First’ focus and extensive product knowledge. Ben works hard to ensure his team identify and fulfil every customer’s requirements when purchasing their new vehicle.
Fixed Operations Manager
Born and bred in Namibia (Africa), Ray started his career in the parts division of a dealership more than fifteen years ago. He has a wealth of knowledge having worked in all areas of the After-Sales division, leading him to his current position of Fixed Operations Manager. Ray and his family moved to Australia in 2007 and have loved every moment so far. Initially living in the Northern Territory, they then moved to Bathurst NSW. Ray is very ardent about Customer Service, as there is nothing that pleases him more than happy customers and equally happy staff! Ray’s motto is to lead by example, respect others and live life to the fullest. Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to. If you look after your staff, they'll look after your customers. It's that simple. Ray is a lover of the great outdoors; enjoying fishing and rugby.
Ken has worked for Western Plains Automotive for a total of fourteen years. He started his career in the industry over thirty years ago. Ken is a qualified motor mechanic and has worked in many aspects of the After-Sales Division including Service Manager and now Parts Manager. Ken has a strong interest in drag racing and participates in many local events. Ken spends most of his time outside of work tinkering in his shed and spending time with his family.