SpecialityChief Executive Officer & President, Bosch Australia
Gavin Smith joined Bosch Australia in 1990 following 10 years in various Information Technology roles at a number of well-known Multinationals in Australia and New Zealand.
After a successful two years in Germany as part of Bosch’s Automotive Original Equipment Sales team, Gavin held a number of senior leadership positions in the company’s Australian business including Regional President of the Powertrain Division from 2003 and Regional President of the Vehicle Safety Systems Division from 2008.
In 2011, Gavin was promoted to the position of President and Chairman of the local subsidiary Robert Bosch Australia, and has led the restructuring and regional growth initiatives these last 10 years.
In addition to his Bosch roles, Gavin is a Director of The Yield, an agriculture Technology company in which Bosch has a strategic stake, a Director of Alkane Resources (ALK) and Australian Strategic Materials (ASM), is an industry advisor for the CSIRO, and is a member of the Victorian Skills Authority’s Advisory Board.
Gavin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand and an MBA from Monash University.