David’s career includes more than 36 years in the automotive industry

Group Chief Executive Officer of the Capricorn Society, David Fraser, was announced as one of the latest inductees into the AAAA Hall of Fame at the Australian Auto Aftermarket Excellence Awards Banquet.
David has held senior sales, marketing and general management roles over the past two decades. Prior to his appointment as Capricorn’s Group Chief Executive Officer in July of 2019, he was Chief Executive Officer of the co-operative’s Automotive Division from 2013.
In 2019 David received an Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award in recognition of his leadership, innovation, vision, work ethic and integrity which has made a positive and measurable impact to the ongoing development of Australia’s Automotive Aftermarket Industry.
He is a current Director of various Capricorn subsidiary Boards, Director of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, Deputy Chairman of the Co-operatives Federation of WA, and a Director of the Western Australian Motor Industry Foundation.
He is also a former Director and past President of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association. David holds a Master of Business Administration, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He is a Fellow of each of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management and the Governance Institute of Australia.
“I am a little shocked and surprised and I feel very honoured and very privileged to be receiving this award,” David said.
“Thank you to the aftermarket association for recognising what I have been able to achieve throughout my time in the industry. It has been a privilege.
“I think we should never forget we live in exciting times. In the next decade or two what is going to happen in the industry we have chosen to work in is going to be one of the most exciting times a number of us have experienced and I think from that perspective, we should be looking forward to some of the challenges that are going to come.
“Certainly, in my journey with the AAAA national council, one of the most challenging but also rewarding periods was the 13 years that we did spend working towards the choice of repairer campaign.
“I have been very fortunate – I joined the council in 2001 and stepped down in 2018 and throughout that period I had two employers that were very supportive, and my current employer, the Capricorn Society, have always been supportive of my time and involvement on the council.
“It is a big commitment, but I encourage anyone who has an interest and a passion for helping shape the future of our industry to never be frightened to put your name up when the opportunity comes along and to take the opportunity to join the board of the AAAA.
“Thank you to my wife and my two kids who have always supported me. When you take on those kind of roles, that is time you spend away from your family, and I have been very fortunate that my wife and two children have always supported that. Thank you also to Stuart and the Association, I do feel very humbled to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.”
The AAAA Hall of Fame Award was established to honour people in the automotive aftermarket industry whose creativity and accomplishments have contributed to the stature and development of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Industry.
Since 1977, the AAAA has recognised individuals whose vision, work ethic, integrity and character have made a positive and measurable impact driving the ongoing development of Australia’s Automotive Aftermarket Industry.

For more information, visit www.aftermarketawards.com.au