Meet our team at Bendigo Toyota

Senior Management

Dealer Principal

Adam - Dealer Principal

Adam is the new Dealer Principal at Bendigo Toyota. Whilst he might be new to town, he is a country kid at heart with a wealth of knowledge and experience after 24 years in the car industry, starting his career in 1996 selling Toyota’s. He was born and raised in Ballarat (don’t hold that against him) before moving to Geelong for 18 years, and then eventually moving onto Melbourne.

Community engagement and involvement are high on the agenda for Adam, with plans to not only continue many of our previous sponsorships but to connect and network with a number of various groups and organisations in the region. He and his family are excited to call themselves “Bendigonians” and look forward to exploring all that city and surrounding regions have to offer.

 

New Car Sales Manager

Bruce - New Vehicle Sales Manager

 

 

Used Car Manager

Jason - Used Car Sales Manager

Jason is in charge of our Used Car Department, taking over the role from Clinton Hay who has moved on to become our group Buyer. Jason joins the team from Melbourne, with years of experience in the auto industry. 

He and his family, including eight children, welcome the 'tree change" and are enjoying becoming part of the local community, through various sporting clubs. He admits that pasta is the best thing that he can cook, prefers dogs over cats and says his favourite Toyota model is the Landcruiser.

 

Used Car Sales Assistant Manager

Corey - Pre Owned Vehicle Assistant Manager

Corey loves the chance to meet new people and enjoys helping guests leave with an ideal car even more.

This budding digital content director lists the Kluger as his favourite Toyota model and relishes holidaying "Anywhere with a beach."

A weapon from the three point line, this keen sportsman barracks for the bombers and often captains the work Trivia Team. 

Senior Sales Consultant - Ben Senior Sales Consultant

Ben - Sales Consultant

Ben is one of our Dealership sports aficionados. Be it footy, cricket, basketball, golf...he's into all of it. He loves to listen to SEN on the radio and can often be found playing sport when he’s not at work. 

An amatuer meteorologist, Ben is considered the Dealership's unofficial weatherman...and loves to predict the time storm fronts will hit (or miss.)

The best meal Ben can cook is hard shell chicken tacos and if given the task of teaching someone a new skill in 5 minutes…he lists compassion, peace and tranquillity, keyboard shortcuts, chicken tacos, and how to shoot tequilia among the options.

New Car Sales Team - Braydon Sales Consultant

Braydon - Sales Consultant

Braydon made the move to join the Bendigo Toyota Sales team in Sept 2022. He enjoys meeting new people and says the top aspect of his job is helping people find their perfect new car.

A tragic Hawks fan (as he was born in the late 80's), he enjoys watching F1, and spending time with his dogs outside of work.

He rates the QEO during finals time as his favourite spot in Bendigo, says slice is better than cake, and if given the mic at karaoke...he will bust out the Journey classic - Don't Stop Believing. 

 

Sales Consultant

Isaac - Sales Consultant

Isaac is always up to meet and chat with new people. A local lad who grew up in Bendigo with his first job being a basketball referee.

 He is one half of the dealership "Content Creation Genius Team" and can be found watching Wizards NBA games in his spare time. 

He prefers taco's over burgers....believes pineapple has no place on a pizza and will belt out "Thnks fr th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy if passed the mic at karaoke.

 

Finance & Insurance

Finance and Insurance Manager

Samuel - Finance & Insurance Manager

Samuel leads our Finance & Insurance Team. 

He lists helping guests fund their purchases as the best part of his job.

 

Finance & Insurance

Robby - Finance & Insurance

Robby  joined the Bendigo Toyota family having relocated from Sydney.

He grew up in India where he first started work as a journalist, and admits to being a big fan of the Indian Cricket team. He speaks Hindi and Punjabi and says Indian Film Industry Personality Shah Rukh is the most famous person he has ever met.

Robby lists Santorini or Dubai as his favourite holiday destinations and rates the Prado as his top Toyota model. 

 

Receptionist

Receptionist Receptionist - Emily

Emily - Reception

Emily is the first friendly face you’ll see when you walk through the front doors at our dealership. 

She grew up in Melton and previously worked as a Bank Officer before joining the Bendigo Toyota team.

A self confessed big theatre/musicals nerd, she admits that any dream house of hers would have to be in New York. 

 

Aftermarket Consultant

Lisa - Aftermarket Sales Consultant

Lisa is a familiar smiling face in our dealership. She has been part of our Bendigo Toyota team for the past 13 years and rates celebrating her 21st with the Bendigo Toyota team as one of her most memorable moments working here…as everyone went out of their way to make it special for her. Lisa claims the best meal she can cook is rosemary roast lamb, and when driving to work will listen to Triple J. The WOW Factor means a lot to many different people, but to Lisa it’s seeing our guests leave the dealership every day feeling happy and satisfied with their new purchases.

Fleet Department

Fleet Manager

Yasmin - Business Fleet Sales Manager

Yasmin is able to assist with all Fleet enquiries no matter the business size. Having spent many years in the automotive industry, every detail is considered to ensure the highest levels of efficiency. 

She’s across everything from the best fleet solutions for your business and applicable business discounts to overseeing the delivery process.

Our Fleet department can assist with all Fleet enquiries contact Yasmin now.  Keep your business moving with Bendigo Toyota, it just makes sense.

Dedicated Buyer

Dedicated Buyer Clinton - Buyer

Clinton - Buyer

Clinton is another to return to the Bendigo Toyota family. He enjoyed a few years retreat in Warrnambool before rejoining the team in Pre-Owned Vehicles. .

A country boy at heart, Clinton enjoys anything outdoors and is fan of mountain biking and a Friday meat tray raffle…he also does an excellent (self proclaimed) Frank Sinatra impersonation and loves to travel…with Italy his favourite destination. .

Service Department

Service Department - Ben Senior Service Advisor

Ben - Senior Service Advisor

Ben is a friendly, familar face in our Service Department. He began working at Bendigo Toyota in 2011 and has carried out a number of roles in the dealership during that time. He now acts as our Senior Service Advisor and is able to liaise with TMCA when handling various matters. His favourite Toyota model is the 86, which he owns and absolutely loves!

Service Department - Shelley Service Advisor

Shelley – Service Advisor

Shelley is a seasoned pro in our Service Department and knows the secret to a good day includes caffeine and lollies. 

Service Advisor Service Advisor

Lucas - Service Advisor

Lucas’s favourite part of his job is interacting with guests, which makes him the perfect fit as one of our helpful service advisors.

Outside of work he can be found watching movies, playing board games or collecting classic dad jokes. He once met Bob Hawke, is a fan of Collingwood, and lists Phillip Island as a favourite holiday Destination.  

A top book he'd recommend is "The happiest man on earth" for its perspective on life and recognising what’s important.

Service Advisor

Chelsi Clarke

Chelsi is one of our friendly service team, who will always meet you with a smile.

She says the friendly staff are her favourite thing about working here so far…with a Toyota C-HR her favourite Toyota model.

She loves to binge reality TV series with mates…says any day when there's free cake at work is the best and is happy to admit that tacky dad jokes always make her laugh.

Parts Department

Parts Manager

John - Parts Manager

John is part of the furniture at Bendigo Toyota, having worked here for more than 23 years.

His favourite aspect of the job is the people he's met along the way and rates the time a customer took delivery of his new Landcruiser by landing a helicopter in the block next door, as one of the most memorable moments. 

He enjoys motorsport, travel, camping & 4WD trips and is part of the Bendigo Car Club and the Sandhurst 4WD Club. 

Parts and Accessories - Angus Parts Interpreter

Angus - Parts Interpreter

If you walk past the Parts Shed then there's a high chance you'll spot Angus. He's been part of our Bendigo Toyota team for close to a year. 

His interests outside of work include sports, spending time with the family, as well as buying and selling collectables. 

The 86 and Supra are his top Toyota models, while his favourite item of clothing would be his Air Jordan 1 sneakers.

Business Management and Administration

Business Management and Administration Financial Controller

Shaun - Financial Controller

Shaun is our Financial Controller and heads the Administration Department. He lists the great team he gets to work with and getting to drive the latest model Toyota's as his favourite aspect of the job. 

He enjoys both cakes and slices (don't ask him to pick a favourite as he won't), lists Italy as his top holiday destination and has been collecting for the Royal Children’s Hospital on Good Friday for nearly 25 years.

Jess - Admin Officer Administration/Accounts

Jess - Administration Officer

Jess is one of the Admin team here at Bendigo Toyota. She says her favourite aspect of her position as an Admin Officer is the variety of jobs she gets to perform along with the people she gets to work with.

She enjoys cake over slice, is an advocate that pineapple does belong on pizza and lists Pride & Prejudice as her favourite movie.

Admin Officer

Maureen - Administration Officer

Maureen moved from Reception to take up a role in the Admin Department...but still covers the front desk occasionally.

Originally from Ballarat, her first job was as a Pharmacy Technician. 

She enjoys walking, camping and drinking coffee. If given the microphone at karaoke she'd belt out the Belinda Carlisle classic Summer Rain, and lists Under The Tuscan Sun as her favourite movie. 

Emma Administration Assistant

Emma - Administration Assistant

Emma is another bubbly personality in our Administration Dept. She grew up in Loveday, South Australia and worked as a cashier at IGA for her first job. She started here at Bendigo Toyota in early 2021 and says she loves how everyone is willing to help anyone, anyway they can to achieve a great result. Her go to karaoke song is Horses by Daryl Braithwaite, she prefers dogs over cats and lists spending time with her family as her interests outside of work.

Marketing

Marketing Manager

Gabrielle - Marketing Manager

For many years Gabe led a double life at Bendigo Toyota….by day she was our Marketing Manager and by night a professional basketballer, having played close to 300 games in the Women's Basketball National League and has even represented the Australian Opals. She also enjoys organising and hosting events for the Bendigo Toyota Team.

A fantastic cook but don't dare present her with a dirty BBQ or you will suffer her wrath. Her talents are vast and varied...from throwing impromptu 90's themed music dance parties, restocking an impressive lollie jar, cake baking/decorating, video editing and hair braiding. She also possesses napping skills so impressive she once fell asleep in an MRI machine.