Board Profiles

James Evans

Independent Chairman

James Evans is currently the Chair of global fund manager, Pendal Group Limited. Most recently, James served as the Chair of ME Bank, up until its sale to the Bank of Queensland and was a Non-Executive Director of Investa Group, including Investa Wholesale Funds Management Limited and ICPF Holdings Limited.

Previously, James was Chair of Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Australian Infrastructure Fund Limited and Hastings Funds Management Limited.

James has over 40 years’ executive experience in retailing, and in banking and financial services.

Nick Pagent

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Nick has over 20 years' experience in the Motor Vehicle industry across Australia and the United Kingdom.

Nick has been CEO of ASG since its formation.

Prior to founding ASG, Nick worked in the United Kingdom in senior roles with Mercedes-Benz London (Director Sales) and Head of Business (Executive Audi, Hertfordshire).

Nick also spent five years with the Trivett Classic Group as GM of Honda, Audi, MG Rover and Alfa Romeo.

Ian Pagent

Executive Director

Ian has over 47 years' experience in the Motor Vehicle industry across Australia, Asia and the United States.

Ian has been an Executive Director of ASG since its formation.

Between 1988 and 2002, Ian was co-owner and director of Trivett Classic Group. During this period, he was Dealer Principal for BMW, Audi, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Porsche, Lamborghini, Lotus, Mazda, Honda, Peugeot, Toyota and MG Rover.

Marina Go

Independent Non-Executive Director

Marina is an independent non-executive director of Energy Australia, 7-Eleven and Pro-Pac (PPG). She is Chair of the Super Netball Commission, Ovarian Cancer Australia, The Walkley Foundation and is a member of the UNSW Business Advisory Council and PWC’s Diversity Advisory Board.

Marina was head of the Hearst business in Australia for Bauer Media and previously CEO of Private Media. Marina has also held senior roles at Fairfax and Pacific Publications.

Marina has an MBA from The AGSM and a BA (Mass Communications) from Macquarie University. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chief Executive Women.

Robert Quant

Independent Non-Executive Director

Robert has over 36 years' experience in the accounting industry, primarily advising private and public companies in the areas of professional services, property and automotive retail.

Robert’s most recent executive experience was as a member of the Global Leadership Team of Grant Thornton International having previously been the CEO of Grant Thornton Australia between 2008 and 2015 where he led the firm from being a federation of individually owned practices to being a national firm of scale.

Robert is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Technology, Sydney. Robert also Chairs or advises a number of private Boards.