Capricorn Director Elections

For a vibrant and healthy cooperative

Capricorn is a member-based organisation and Member representation on the board helps ensure Members’ interests are safeguarded. Member Directors use their skills, knowledge and expertise in the industry to help ensure Capricorn is delivering for Members, reflecting Members’ interests and living up to Capricorn’s promises and values. Every year Capricorn holds elections for a Member-elected Director in one of our zones. If your zone is not available for election this year, it will be available in the coming years. Your participation in your zone’s Director Elections helps ensure Capricorn remains a vibrant and healthy cooperative.

If you are interested in what it takes to become a Capricorn Director, or when you will be eligible to vote email sarah.chamberlain@capricorn.coop.

Capricorn Members in both the West Australian (WA) and Queensland (QLD) zones are invited to vote for a new Member director to represent their zone on the Capricorn board.

The elections will take place from Thursday 15 September 2022 to Thursday 13 October 2022.

  • In WA, Members have two candidates to choose from. The successful candidate will replace Member Director Julie Wadley, who is retiring.
  • In QLD, there are three candidates for Members to choose from. The successful candidate will replace Member Director David Kemp, who is retiring.

If you’re in WA or QLD, you’ll be invited to vote via an email, containing a link to your ballot, or you can vote via the shareholder portal. Remember that all Members - regardless of how many shares they own - have just one vote, so every Member and every vote is equally important. 

The successful candidate will be announced at the Capricorn Society Limited Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 19 October 2022.

 

Vote opens on Thursday 15 September 2022

 

Meet the candidates

You can find each candidate’s introduction below, but you are also invited to read their full profile, including their education, automotive industry experience background, relevant board or committee previous experience, other relevant personal developments, community involvement, other content and final words.

  • Meet your WA candidates

    In WA, Members have two candidates to choose from. The successful candidate will replace Member Director Julie Wadley, who is retiring. 

  • Diana Todd WA

    Nigel Oborne | WA

    Nigel is knowledgeable and passionate about the automotive industry, he has marketing skills, and the ability for business growth and success. He believes in teamwork and collaboration of working together to establish a good relationship. Nigel’s goal is to be an industry leader that will assist people succeed in the challenging and advancing automotive industry for their benefit and the trade generally.

    Click here to read Nigel’s full candidate profile.


  • Diana Todd WA

    Diana Todd | WA

    “10 years of auto industry and cooperative experience, professional qualifications, entrepreneurial spirit, and an intimate knowledge of the Capricorn Group, all working together to make Capricorn stronger, and elevate the strategic discussions and decisions as the next WA Member Director on the Capricorn Board.”

    Click here to read Diana’s full candidate profile.

  • Meet your QLD candidates

    In QLD, there are three candidates for Members to choose from. The successful candidate will replace Member Director David Kemp, who is retiring. 
  • Mark Dodge QLD

    Mark Dodge | QLD

    “I have been active in developing and lifting the image of the independent motor repair industry through the membership and active participation of the Motor Trades Association of Queensland.”

    Click here to read Mark’s full candidate profile.

  • Craig Baills QLD

    Craig Baills | QLD

    “Craig is an individual that is passionate about the automotive industry, its growth and sustainability, and its long-term future in all areas. With a strategic, adaptable and analytical mindset and a sound business acumen, Craig’s ability to perform well in ensuring business success and growth is well proven. Couple this with his unwavering desire for personal and industry success and growth, Craig is valuable on any team.”

    Click here to read Craig’s full candidate profile.

  • Mark Rowe QLD

    Mark Rowe | QLD

    “I believe I have what it takes to make a real contribution to Capricorn and the automotive industry. Becoming a Director of Capricorn is a position I have been working towards for a number of years. I understand the legal obligations as a director but the rewards outweigh the risk for me. I look forward to having the opportunity to become involved in further studies to improve my skill set. I have successfully run my business over the last 25 years and I feel it’s time I gave back to the industry that has been great to me. The industry is starting to come together and understand that we are stronger together.”

    Click here to read Mark’s full candidate profile.