Declaration letters for the Board of Management Representative in can be found below:
Further information can be requested from the AEC or from the ACAPMA Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President, Representative for New South Wales
Chief Executive Officer
Jack & Co. Food Stores
Wade is a Petrol & Convenience Executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. With more than a decade of this experience gained while working with Australia’s largest ASX listed petrol and convenience business – Caltex Australia – Wade’s experience all segments of the industry including retail, wholesale, card, distribution, operations and M&A.
Wade now speaks for independents through his company ‘Jack & Co Food Stores’ a unique convenient food and retail offer in significant growth. Winner of 2014 Independent Retailer of the Year and now with a turnover of $30m in 2 years, Wade’s business is one of the fastest growing fuel retailers in Australia.
Vice President, Representative for South Australia
Adelaide Fuel Distributors
Trevor has been a Member of the ACAPMA Board since 2009. He is currently General Manager at Adelaide Fuel Distributors -a privately owned company that provides fuel distribution services under the Caltex Brand in South Australia.
Trevor previously worked with Caltex Australia where he held a number of key positions – the last being as Regional Operations Manager where he was responsible for both the South Australian Terminal Operations and the state-wide Distribution of Caltex products. During his time with Caltex, Trevor also held senior roles including Commercial Business Manager, Regional Distribution Manager and Transport Manager.
Trevor has a total of 29 years of experience within the Oil Industry, having been earlier employed within the Paint Manufacturing Industry and in the Vehicle Manufacturing Industry.
Troy Bennett, B.A, Dip Ed
Treasurer, Representative for Tasmania
Bennetts Petroleum Supplies
Troy studied at the University of Tasmania and earned a Batchelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education before travelling the world to pursue an interest in the fashion industry.
Upon returning home in 2002, Troy took on the role of Project Manager at Bennett’s Petroleum and his role in the company has grown with the company over the past 12 years or so. As General Manager of the business, Troy overseas the daily operations of the family business with a particular focus on fuel retail.
Troy has been involved with ACAPMA since 2008 and is the Board Representative for Tasmania and is currently the Treasurer of the Association.
Representative for Victoria
Chief Executive Officer for Energy Solutions
Philip was appointed Board President in 2013. He is currently the CEO of Energy Solutions – a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bonney Group. The Bonney Group has undergone substantial change over the past 14 years and operates a significant fuel distribution business in Tasmania and more recently in Victoria as a result of acquiring Chisholm Petroleum in 2012.
Philip has more than 34 years of senior management experience and was awarded Business Leader of the Year in 2010 by the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Philip is a past Chairman & Director of Tasmanian Transport Association and past Chairman of Caltex Distributor Association.
Prior to working with Bonney Group, Philip held various management positions working for both Linfox (Melbourne) and TNT (Sydney).
Michael Hollows, B Bus, Grad Dip Tech
Representative for Queensland
Pacific Petroleum Products
Michael joined Pacific Petroleum in 1992 and is the second generation in the family business that was founded by his father Ivan Hollows in 1969.
Michael graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor of Business majoring in marketing with a law minor. He later went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Michael started work with Stratco before joining the family business at the same time that Mobil Oil Australia took a 50% equity position in the company. The Hollows family subsequently bought out Mobil’s equity stake in 2005 at the same time that Michael became the Managing Director of Pacific Petroleum.
Michael is a current member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) and is also as a Non-Executive Director of the Australasian Solvents & Chemicals Company (ASCC) – an ExxonMobil Chemicals Distributor.
Representative for Western Australia
Fuel Distributors of Western Australia
Craig ‘Batman’ Burrows is the Managing Director of the Kwinana based Petroleum Distributorship Fuel Distributors of WA.
Starting off within the industry straight out of school, Craig gained his experience within the industry through his father’s business, Burrows Petroleum, based out of Geraldton until he eventually started FDWA in April 1999 with just a single truck. Craig’s business now operates a fleet of more than 35 vehicles with a range of differing combinations.
Craig joined the ACAPMA Board of Management as the Representative for Western Australia in 2011, and has enjoyed taking part in a strong development period within the Association’s history. Having learnt a lot about the industry on a broader scale, Craig is looking forward to continuing to strengthen ACAPMA, FDWA and the Industry as a whole.
Mark McKenzie, B Eng., MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Mark is a senior professional with more than 30 years business and public affairs experience. Prior to joining ACAPMA in February 2015, Mark held a variety of senior roles in the Australian corporate, small business and not-for-profit sectors.
These roles range from leadership of large operations within the NRMA Group of Companies (including the NSW Road Service Operation), founding and leadership of a national transport & energy consultancy between 2005 and 2012 (Rare Consulting Pty Ltd), and leadership of the commercial arm of the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce between 2013 and early 2015.
In addition to his role at ACAPMA, Mark is a non-executive Director of VRT Innovations and the national Chair of two Australian Standards Committees (Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids).
Elisha Radwanowski, B Com (HRM & IR)
Executive Manager, Employment & Training
Elisha is the Executive Manager for Employment and Training for ACAPMA and has over 19 years of experience working in large and small businesses in private and public companies. At ACAPMA Elisha is called on to provide advice, assistance and representation to Members from all corners of the country on everything from compliance with legislation to best practice operations.
Elisha heads the ACAPMA Training department, and has championed the development and delivery of the national best practice safety and retail compliance course – the PCC.
Elisha also heads the ACAPMA Employment department which advises, supports and represents Members on all facets of workplace relations – from Award interpretation to unfair dismissal and Fair Work Australia matters.
Elisha is also the chair of the national and State based Fuel Industry Safety Forum and is ACAPMA’s representative on numerous regulatory councils and panels.
Marilyn is ACAPMA’s Financial Controller. Marilyn works hard to keep the Association running and its accounts up to date.
Events and Communications Manager
Sarah joined ACAPMA in May 2018, coming from a variety of events management roles including 10 years as an event contractor, and an exhibition director role. She has worked in both the UK and Australia and brings a calm and experiences head.