Guy Nicholls has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer

In early March RPM Automotive Group Limited, a leading player in the Australian automotive aftermarket sector, appointed Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Guy Nicholls as Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Guy, an industry veteran with over 30 years of global automotive expertise, joined the RPM Board in August 2022, bringing his extensive leadership experience at automotive companies including Ryco Group – a subsidiary of GUD Holdings and Genuine Parts Company, which owns Repco Auto Parts, and REDARC Electronics.
Furthermore, Guy spent six years on the Board of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), where they successfully advocated for aftermarket products and services to be protected within new car statutory warranty periods, resulting in consumers having more choice when servicing or maintaining vehicles.
Guy succeeds former Chief Executive Officer and RPM co-founder, Clive Finkelstein, who has moved into a purely strategic role and continues his involvement as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), where he will ensure the progression of strategic initiatives and commercial development within the Group.
“Clive has been an outstanding leader of the RPM Group as co-founder of the business,” RPM Chair, Lawrence Jaffe, said.
“In 2019 Clive successfully led the group as it transitioned from a private company to listing on the ASX and has done a tremendous job growing the company into an automotive aftermarket leader with a significant footprint across Australia.
“The Board is grateful for his tenure as Chief Executive Officer and looks forward to his continued leadership as Chief Commercial Officer.
“We look forward to welcoming Guy to the helm and believe the time is right for fresh leadership to guide us through our next phase of growth.
“Guy’s experience in the global automotive aftermarket industry is unmatched and combined with his extensive knowledge of mergers and acquisitions and integrations of business units, will undoubtedly contribute to the future success of the RPM Group.”
RPM Automotive Group Limited is a leading player in the Australian Automotive Aftermarket, comprising a number of businesses involved in importing, wholesaling and retailing of tyres, mechanical repairs, motorsport apparel and safety equipment, niche manufacturing and a roadside assistance service for the transport industry.
RPM owns brands such as RPM Racewear, Carline, Genie, Revolution Racegear, RPM Autoparts, Safety Dave, and Max 4×4.

For further information, please visit www.rpmgroup.net.au