Our People and Governance

As with any business transition, the biggest impact is always on its people. Not only did we have to say goodbye to a number of esteemed employees, we also changed our governance structures to support a nimble sales, marketing and distribution business.

Strategic workforce planning

Our business transition has given us the opportunity to consider the workforce needed to succeed as a sales, marketing and distribution business, and to realise our vision of mobility for all Australians. We are focused on having the right people with the right skills in the right roles, building the capability of our workforce and managing the loss of employees who departed during the transition.

Empowering women

Empowering women

In April 2018, we held the first Toyota Australia Women’s Conference

Gender equality

Gender equality

We’ve complied with our obligations under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

Fair leave

Fair leave

We now offer 14 weeks paid leave and 38 weeks unpaid leave for primary carers

Employee engagement

Our annual employee engagement and enablement survey assesses our year-on-year performance relative to other companies. In the context of a difficult year, we’re proud to have exceeded our targets and improved on the previous year’s results.



This relates to employees’ motivation and emotional ties to the company



This gauges whether employees feel they have the right skills and tools to perform their work

Employee health, safety, and wellbeing

Health and safety are integral to Toyota, and this is reflected in our President’s goal of ‘zero harm’ and our Hoshin theme ‘prioritise the health and well-being of our people to create Toyota advocates for life’.

The DRIVE Program

After announcing the termination of Toyota manufacturing in Australia, we set up a new program to help departing staff improve their prospects with access to training, career management and transition support services.


Registered with DRIVE


Were confident about their future

Board of Directors and Board Committee

On 31 December 2017, most of our Board stepped down as part of a planned transition. We thank them for their stewardship of the company and welcome our new Board as they develop our strategic direction and align our principles with Toyota’s global approach.

Toyota Australia Management

In January 2018, Matthew Callachor took over from David Buttner as President of Toyota Australia. In addition, a new organisational structure came into effect on 1 January 2018, led by three Vice Presidents:

Sean Hanley

VP of National Sales and Marketing Operations

Mike Rausa

VP of Product and Corporate Operations

Evan Tsirogiannis

VP of Regional Operations


We take compliance with all relevant laws and regulatory controls extremely seriously. Our compliance requirements include product safety and advertising standards, as well as product recall obligations, such as the mandatory Takata airbag recall.

External codes and charters

In addition to our internal policies, codes and guidelines, we align with various charters and principles developed by external parties, such as the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) National Audit Tool for OHS Management Systems, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) Voluntary Code of Practice for Motor Vehicle Advertising, and the Global Reporting Initiative Standards.