Our Leadership Team
Group Chief Executive Officer
David FraserMBA, GAICD, FAICD, FAIM, A FIN, FGIA
David has over 36 years' experience in the automotive industry and 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 2019 he was CEO of the co-operative's Automotive Division from 2013.
Before joining Capricorn in 2006 David was Group General Manager of Supply Direct, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASX listed Ausdrill, and responsible for its operations in Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa and West Africa. He was also a former Associate Director and Group General Manager of ASX listed Coventry Group Ltd and was responsible for the sales, marketing and administration of the Group's automotive businesses.
His 35+ years' experience and his thorough understanding of the market through his time in senior executive positions including how the supply and value chains interconnect to create and satisfy customer demand gives him a unique understanding and insight into the automotive industry both in Australia and globally.
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, Australia’s only peak body for co-operatives and mutuals across all industries, 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.
Chief Executive Officer Automotive
Bradley GannonB.Comm, LLB (Hons), GradDipACG, GAICD (OM), FGIA, FCG, FAIM
Bradley is Chief Executive Officer Automotive of Capricorn Society. Bradley is accountable for the leadership and overall profitability of Capricorn's Automotive Division which operates in all parts of Australia and New Zealand. His role includes developing and driving short, medium and long-term growth initiatives, new product development, Member and supplier services and expansion into new markets. His accountabilities also include Capricorn Financial Services, Credit Management, Share Registry and Capricorn Travel and Events.
Bradley was appointed as Company Secretary/General Counsel to Capricorn Society Limited in 2008 and his roles at Capricorn have included management of Capricorn group's company secretariat, legal and shares function, risk management, compliance and internal audit frameworks as well as Capricorn's Group Marketing function.
Bradley has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of WA and High Court of Australia. Bradley has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (with a major in General Management), both from the University of Western Australia.
Bradley has held senior positions including being a Partner with the Perth based law firm Solomon Brothers and his background has involved the provision of advice and services relating to corporate governance and contractual management.
Bradley has passed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Course Diploma requirements achieving Order of Merit status. He has also successfully completed the Chartered Secretaries Australia Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance receiving awards for National Dux Corporate Accountability, State Dux for Corporate Governance and Corporate Financial Management and the Ian Falconer Rio Tinto National award for academic excellence.
Bradley has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Bradley is a current Director of various Capricorn subsidiary Boards, WA State Councillor of the Governance Institute of Australia and Independent Director of the Western Rock Lobster Council.
Chief Experience Officer
Jacky MillsBSc (Hons), MBA, GAICD
Jacky was appointed as Capricorn’s Chief Experience Officer in March 2023. She is responsible for identifying and implementing strategies related to the overall experience of the Capricorn community. This includes the core functions of brand, marketing, market research, the rewards program and external communications, along with developing customised experiences designed to deliver on Capricorn’s vision and purpose.
Prior to joining Capricorn, Jacky held sales, marketing and operational leadership positions at organisations including QBE Insurance, IAG and Wesfarmers Insurance. Her experience includes brand strategy, market research and insights, customer experience monitoring, business to business marketing strategy, and the development of direct and partnered sales channels.
Commencing her career in market research helped Jacky understand the importance of the end-to-end member experience and deeply understanding this from a member’s perspective. She is passionate about delivering excellent communications that are tailored to their audience.
Jacky joined Capricorn in April 2021 in the role of Head of Marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours), Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Wes SmithB.Comm, FCPA, GAICD, AICM
Wes is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years' experience within commercial finance and strategic management. Since commencing his career within Corporate Tax Advisory Wes has held a number of senior finance positions in Australia and Overseas for listed and private companies within the agricultural, utility, insurance and engineering sectors.
As an experienced leader, Wes is passionate about people development, customer service, process efficiency and supporting businesses in developing and achieving their strategic goals. Wes's relevant experience working with Cooperatives and Mutuals has seen him hold the positions of Group Financial Controller for the CBH Group in Perth and previous to that Group Finance Manager for Thomas Miller Insurance in London, New York and Hong Kong.
Wes holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Wes sits on a number of Capricorn subsidiary boards and is the Chair of Independent Living Assessments and Non-Executive Director of Indigo, both organisations operating as not for profits within the disability services area.
Wes joined Capricorn in October 2016 and leads the Finance, Risk Advisory and Internal Audit functions for the Capricorn Group.
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Susannah HainesLLB, BA (Hons), GradDipACGRM
Susannah was appointed to the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary in May 2023. She previously worked for Capricorn as a Legal Counsel and Company Secretary of several Capricorn’s subsidiaries for eight years between 2011 and 2021, which has given her a deep understanding of Capricorn’s business.
Susannah has been admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of WA, has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, both from Flinders University in South Australia, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Risk Management and Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.
Susannah has held roles as a Senior Legal Counsel at WesTrac Pty Ltd, and Legal Counsel at MCC Mining and Bio Innovation SA.
Susannah is a current Director of various Capricorn subsidiary Boards and Dine For Life, an Australian not-for-profit with a global vision to end human trafficking and the exploitation of women and children.
Chief Innovation & Transformational Officer
Kim joined Capricorn in November 2021 to establish the new Innovation and Corporate Development division. Kim’s focus is on exploring new growth and expansion opportunities for Capricorn, while working to build and grow innovation capabilities across the Group.
Prior to Capricorn, Kim was the General Manager, Strategy & Corporate Development at the P&N Group. Kim worked with the Group Board and Executive team to develop a range of strategies including payments, open banking and Fintech partnerships, brand strategy, distribution, transformation and mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining the P&N Group, Kim was a Director in PwC’s Strategy Practice and held several roles at the Commonwealth Bank in Sydney across global markets, private banking and group strategy.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Economics (first-class honours) from the University of Western Australia. Kim is a CFA Charter holder and has completed the Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University.
Chief People & Culture Officer
Kerryn is General Manager of People & Culture, responsible for our people assets across Australia and New Zealand. Her accountabilities include recruitment, employee experience, organisational culture, learning and development, health and safety, organisational change management, internal communications and enterprise project delivery.
Kerryn has a passion for people and knows that for Capricorns Members and Suppliers to grow stronger together it starts with the experience you provide your employees. As a shared service function Kerryn believes in truly partnering with the business to build lasting capabilities to enable key business outcomes.
Joining Capricorn during a time of unprecedented change and growth in 2020, Kerryn played a critical role in managing the functions of change management and internal communications, supporting a number of business-critical changes to successful implementation.
Kerryn joined the Capricorn executive team in 2022 to lead the people and culture of Capricorn through the exciting journey of transformation. Accountability for the project management office enables Kerryn to drive strategic change to the organisation through applying governance frameworks, focussing project resources and executing on a portfolio of strategic deliverables.
Prior to joining Capricorn, Kerryn’s extensive experience has established her reputation as a strategic thinker and enabler in major Western Australian companies across automotive, financial services and government agencies.
Kerryn holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia where she specialised in innovation and entrepreneurship. Kerryn applies the valuable skills, network and methodologies learnt therein in her management approach.