Trustee

The Directors of Toyota Community Foundation Australia Pty Ltd (TCFA) act as Trustee of the Toyota Community Trust. TCFA Directors are appointed for two years by Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd.

The current Directors are:

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson, Chair

Scott joined Toyota Australia in 2003 as a Marketing Manager after originally making his name as a first-class cricket all-rounder with NSW Blues in the 1990’s. Since joining the company, Scott has held multiple roles at Toyota Australia, including head of National Marketing and National Sales.

In 2016, Scott was appointed General Manager of Marketing for Toyota Motor Sales USA. In this role, Scott was responsible for developing Toyota’s first ever global marketing campaign to support the company’s Olympic and Paralympic partnerships. On returning to Australia in 2018, he was appointed Lexus Australia Chief Executive and Vice President of Lexus Operations in 2019.

In January 2020, he was further appointed as Vice President of Product and Corporate Operations, whilst retaining his position of Lexus Chief Executive.

He was appointed as a Director of Toyota Community Foundation Australia Pty Ltd in 2020.

John Chandler

John Chandler

John Chandler has recently retired from Toyota Finance and is looking to apply the insights gained from a successful executive career to Boards as a professional director. With extensive experience in leading a large financial services company for over a decade, John has broad and practical business acumen which can be applied in a Board environment. His major achievement is profitably growing the finance company he led from a portfolio of $6.5b to $20b over 11 years.

John’s experience includes financial services and funding markets, motor vehicle wholesaling and retailing, fleet management, insurance, real estate financing, management of a significant distributed network, mobility services and digital business models.

He was appointed as a Director of Toyota Community Foundation Australia Pty Ltd in 2020.

Damien Bayard

Damien Bayard

Damien was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in Victoria in 1968. He was in private practice until 1981. He then became an in-house corporate lawyer, joining Toyota Australia in 1987 as General Counsel and Company Secretary.

He chaired the Toyota Employees Superannuation Trust (TEST) and Toyota Australia Superannuation Plan (TASP). He also chaired the Legal Committee of Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) for 20 years. He retired from Toyota at the end of 2009.

He was appointed as a Director of Toyota Community Foundation Australia Pty Ltd in 2017.