Bruce was appointed to the role of CEO, reporting to the Executive Chairman, in February 2014. Bruce commenced his employment with Pickles in 1990 while completing an undergraduate degree at UNSW. In 1995 he was employed in the Motor Vehicles division as a trainee auctioneer and motor vehicle valuer. From 1999 until 2002 Bruce held the position of Branch Manager, Belmore. In his previous role as Director, Operations he was responsible for national operations, as well marketing and IT. Bruce is married and has two children. He enjoys surfing and spending time with his family.
Chris is the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Chris is responsible for the operations of the company, in particular, the 23 branches nationally. He advises the Board and management on legal matters, oversees the property portfolio of the company, the development of our facilities and WH&S and the Marketing department. Chris graduated from Sydney University in 1996 and admitted as a legal practitioner in the same year. Chris joined Pickles Auctions in 1999. Chris is married with two children and enjoys keeping fit.
Bruce has 22 years' experience in the auction industry. During his career at Pickles, he has held a range of positions in New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and Victoria. In 2005, Bruce was appointed Director, Industrial division. He oversees Trucks, Machinery, Earthmoving Equipment, General Goods, IT and Pickles Valuation Services. Bruce’s particular areas of expertise are in transport, agriculture, construction, mining, marine and aviation. He is married with two children and enjoys rugby, sailing, golf and the outdoors.
David joined Pickles in 2008 as Financial Controller and later became the Chief Financial Officer, responsible for finance, payroll and business information. Prior to joining Pickles, he had a successful career in the beverages industry in a variety of senior finance roles at state and national levels, both in Australia and internationally. David has a Business degree and is a CPA. David is currently a Member of the National Executive and enjoys the wide outdoors, watching sport and spending time with his family.
Dan joined Pickles in 2018 as the Financial Controller and in 2020 was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Pickles, Dan held a number of senior positions with top tier accounting firms specialising in transactions, restructuring and corporate finance. Dan holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a Chartered Accountant. In his spare time, Dan enjoys watching sport and spending time with his family.
David joined Pickles in 2001 as Branch Manager, Milperra our largest Salvage division, bringing over 15 years' experience in the insurance and motor vehicle industries. In 2005 he was appointed Regional Operations Manager overseeing all branch operations in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart and all sites in Regional New South Wales. In 2014 David was appointed to General Manager, Operations overseeing the operation of all our branches. In February 2016, David implemented the Customer Relationship Management Program at Pickles and as of February 2020 was appointed to General Manager, Salvage whilst continuing to oversee our CRM program. David is married with four children and enjoys golf, being a car enthusiast and relaxing poolside.
Brendon joined Pickles Auctions in 1997 as an accountant and in 2003 was promoted to Financial Controller. In 2007 Brendon moved into the Motor Vehicle division to establish our Novated Lease Remarketing program and also took on national account management responsibilities for many vendors. Appointed to his current role in February 2014, Brendon is responsible for the entire Motor Vehicle division which includes Government, Fleet, Novated, Repossessed and Manufacturer vehicles. Brendon is married and enjoys taking his two boys surfing and fishing.
Simon joined Pickles in 2003 and now holds the position of Chief Information Officer and General Manager, New Ventures. During his time, he has held positions as both Branch & Regional Manager and worked on a variety of long-term projects across many parts of the business. He has international experience in auctions and related industries and has completed an MBA. Simon joined the National Executive team in 2016 to focus on strategic partnerships and enterprise growth. Simon is married with 2 children.
Bronwen Peak is a senior Human Resources professional with experience gained in the financial services, media, telecommunications and utility sectors. Bronwen specialises in HR transformation, integration, restructuring, building high-performance teams, and has a Bachelor of Business (HRM), MBA (International Management) and a Masters' of Science (Coaching Psychology). Bronwen is passionate about supporting leaders to drive a high performance and values-based culture. Outside of Pickles, Bronwen enjoys cycling, hiking, travelling and spending time with family and friends.