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Chris Stillwell

Extensive experience in Executive Leadership Roles in Automotive Retail Businesses for own family, other private groups and ASX listed business. My biggest buzz is seeing the collaborative work with others developing great strategies followed by excellent execution which invariably delivers success.

Skills:

  • Exit/Succession-
  • Governance-
  • Management-
  • Finance-
  • Marketing-
  • Planning-
  • HR-
  • Sales-

Industries:

  • Franchising-
  • Retail trade-
  • Wholesale trade-
  • Web & Online Marketing-

Spoken Languages:

  • English-

State: Victoria

Primary Locations:

  • Melbourne CBD-

Mentoring available by:

  • In Person, Face to Face in (Victoria) or by Phone and online

I can also deliver mentoring by phone and online

Current Occupation:

Board Chair - Stillwell Family Trust Board - Overseeing Investment Strategy and Family Governance for 3 generations of families. Non-Executive Director - Stillwell Motor Group - Melbourne based luxury automotive business. Board Chair / Shareholders and Operations – Tickford Racing – A national sports team competing in the Repco Supercars Championship

Detailed CV:

Chris Stillwell - BIO

Chris is the middle sibling of five family members that work together in their Melbourne based Family Enterprise.

He started his working life over 45 years ago in the Family Car company as an apprentice motor mechanic, gaining technical experience working on passenger cars, racing cars, heavy trucks, and farm machinery. Chris had the opportunity to work across many parts of Australia in both car and heavy truck businesses. In the 1980’s and later in the 1990’s he had two separate secondments overseas totaling twelve years working in the USA.

Later career Executive Leadership Roles include 15 Years as Group CEO of the family Melbourne based automotive business, ($600M turnover, 600 plus employees), 10 years as Non-Executive Director for an ASX Listed Automotive Group, various General Manager roles of automotive related businesses and COO of the Family USA direct equity diversified business portfolio.

Today Chris is the Chair of the Stillwell Family Board, serves as a non-Executive Director on the Stillwell Motor Group Board which is a second-generation family car business that has been a Melbourne institution for over 70 years. He also serves as a non-Executive Chairman for various entities both internal and external from the Family Group.

Chris comes from Family of Rotarians and has a vast community service experience across several Rotary clubs both large and small, has served as Director in several Avenue of Service Portfolios, is a Past Club President, Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, and a Paul Harris Society member.

When not working Chris continues with the car theme and restores and races historic touring cars in both Australia and the USA. Chris met my wife Tamara whilst working in the USA and they both settled in Australia over 28 years ago. They live in Melbourne CBD and have two adult children.

Friday 2nd December 2022

Qualifications:

  • Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)

SBMS is proudly supported by the Victorian Government & Small Business Victoria