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

Interim CEO

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 and chair of ASX-listed Nine Entertainment. She is also a non-executive director of Monash IVF and 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.

John Eastham

Non-Executive Director

John joined the Board of Peter Warren Automotive Holdings as a Non-executive Director in May 2024.

John has over 30 years’ experience in motor dealerships in Australia.  Since 2005, he has been co-owner of Autopact, a large automotive retail group where he was CEO until 2019 and a board director and shareholder until its change of ownership in November 2023.

Prior to this Mr Eastham was a partner with Horwath (now Deloitte) and he holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University.

Victor Cuthell

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Victor is Peter Warren Automotive Holdings' Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, responsible for the company’s accounting, finance, risk and compliance functions. Victor has 20 years of experience as a CFO in the automotive and retail sectors and has completed a number of acquisitions during this time.  Before joining Peter Warren Automotive Holdings, Victor was the CFO of Craveable Brands, the company behind Oporto, Red Rooster and Chicken Treat. Victor also spent 6 years as the Australian CFO of Inchcape Plc, the UK-listed automotive retailer and distributor.

Victor holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Finance, is a qualified chartered accountant and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.