Board and Management

John Ingram

Non-Executive Chair

John joined the Peter Warren Automotive Holdings Board in 2021 as its Non Executive Chair. John is an experienced director and chairman, currently also serving as the non executive chairman of Nick Scali Limited and having previously been the managing director of Crane Group Limited, the non executive chairman of Shriro Holdings Limited, a non executive director of United Group Limited and a trustee director of Australian Super. John is also an Emeritus Councillor and a past National President of The Australian Industry Group.


Paul Warren

Executive Director

Paul, the eldest son of the Company’s founder, Peter Warren, is an Executive Director of the Company. Paul joined the Company in 1975 after completing his bachelor’s degree and has over 46 years’ experience working in the automotive industry. In 1982, Paul took over the executive management of the business and has been instrumental in the commercial expansion of the Group since that time, integrating many acquisitions and developing strategies for the organic growth of the Group. Paul’s experience extends across all elements of the automotive industry including representation on various dealer councils, including currently serving as a board member of the Australian Automotive Dealer Association. Paul holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.


Catherine West

Non-Executive Director

Catherine joined the Peter Warren Automotive Holdings Board in 2021 as a Non-Executive Director. Catherine has over 25 years’ legal, business affairs and strategy experience in the media, entertainment, telecommunications and medical sectors in Australia, the UK and Europe. She is currently a non executive director of ASX listed Nine Entertainment and Monash IVF Group. She is also a non executive director of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Foundation, the Vice President of the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and a Governor of Wenona School. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Niran Peiris

Non-Executive Director

Niran was appointed to the Board of Peter Warren Automotive Holdings as a Non-Executive Director and is Chair of the Audit Committee.

Niran has an extensive background in financial services and insurance having been a Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, CEO of Allianz Australia and has delivered across a number of executive level roles (including CFO) at Allianz and other Australian insurance companies. Prior to Allianz Niran has held tax specialist roles across various accounting services firms.

Niran holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.


Mark Weaver

Chief Executive Officer

Mark is Peter Warren Automotive Holdings' Chief Executive Officer. Mark has over 15 years of Automotive experience across many facets of the industry including advisory, compliance, mergers & acquisitions and commercial operational roles. He previously was a Partner with Deloitte, spending 11 years focused solely on the Automotive retail sector and working with many of the leading Automotive groups across Australia.

Since joining the group in 2016, Mark has performed several executive roles from Dealer Principal to CEO and been forefront in the growth of the business in recent years whilst establishing platforms for future growth. Mark is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Chartered Tax Advisor.


Bernard Friend

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Bernard is Peter Warren Automotive Holdings' Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, responsible for the Company’s accounting, finance, risk and compliance functions. Bernard has been with the Company since 1982 and has over 38 years’ experience working in the automotive industry. Before joining Peter Warren Automotive Holdings, Bernard was an accountant at Horwath Chartered Accountants and, prior to that, the Australian Tax Office. Bernard is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.