Our People

As the South Australian and Northern Territory peak organisation for the automotive retail, service and repair sector, the MTA's leadership team plays a key role in encouraging the growth and development of talented people across all areas of our business as well as delivering key outcomes for our members.

MTA Executive

Paul Unerkov
Chief Executive Officer

Tracy Simpson
Executive Assistant

Russell Smith
Financial Controller

Emma Flenley
Human Resources Manager

For MTA Executive, please call 8291 2000

MTA Training & Employment

Darrell Jacobs
General Manager, Automotive Skills Development

Jason Polgreen
General Manager, Apprentice Employment Services

Emma Horbury
Customer Services Manager – Automotive Skills

David Wheatcroft
WHS & RTW Coordinator
dwheatcroft@mtasant.com.au – 0409 934 580

MTA Member Services

Nathan Groves
Membership and Division Manager

Kaes Cillessen
Industry & Government Engagement Manager

Ronan O'Brien
Workplace Relations and Governance Manager

Jeremy Scott
Retail Division Specialist
jscott@mtasant.com.au – 0498 269 601

  • Automotive Dealers Association
  • Commercial Vehicle Industry Association
  • Farm and Industrial Machinery Dealers Association
  • General
  • Independent Bus Contractors
  • Licensed Vehicle Dealers
  • Motorcycle Industry Association
  • Service Station
  • Tyre Dealers

Matthew Bezzina

Repair Division Specialist
mbezzina@mtasant.com.au – 0458 437 001

  • Automotive Dismantlers
  • Automotive Repair and Engineering Specialists
  • Body Repair Specialists
  • Towing Services

For all media enquiries please contact Tom Edwards, MTA Media and Communications Advisor