The Simply Sports Cars Team
We aren’t content with just saying ‘we are a car dealership like no other’, the expertise we have within our team demonstrates that promise with a mix of race engineers and ex-motorsport team crew running our dealerships.
A car dealership that's like being part of a race car team
You will never get to meet most of the staff in other car dealerships, it is a different experience where you walk in and talk to admin or customer service staff & your relationship ends there.
At Simply Sports Cars you become part of the family where everyone knows each other by first name & you get to engage with our team regularly at track days, tarmac rallies or other driving events.
After completing a degree in Automotive engineering, Lee started his career on home turf in the UK with the illustrious Roush engineering. Working on several of their racing development programs as well as military contracts whilst repairing and racing Lotus cars in his spare time, Lee gained valuable industry experience before relocating to Australia. He then founded Simply Sports Cars and the rest is history.
Director Sales & Strategy
Richard brings to the team over 20 years of sales & senior level management experience. Holding senior roles in sales, customer management, director and chief operating officer he not only brings to the team a wealth of experience but owns a Lotus as a daily driver.
Much like a dentist, Mark doesn’t really like to show his face as typically it is behind a helmet and on a race track. Google Mark O’Conner Lotus and you will discover years of video and photo footage of Mark’s exploits on a race track hustling Lotus sports cars around circuits like Mount Panorama Bathurst, Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek and other places.
If you are a driving enthusiast that has a desire to try your hand on the race track then buying a sports car from our Melbourne Dealership gives you a ticket to the wealth of experience and knowledge that Mark has.
Anthony has nearly 20 years of automotive industry experience working with leading brands such as Honda, Renault, Peugeot, Nissan and others. A lover of a strong coffee to kick off his day, Anthony has a passion for cars and working with people. He has enjoyed many years of motorsport at club level through karting and track/supersprint events.
In 2019 he even spent time at the Lotus Driving Academy in Hethel to hone his skills.
Anthony is responsible for Lotus Brand Sales and Marketing in Victoria & Tasmania while also being a valuable contributor to our senior management strategies. To get a great deal, turn up early morning with a strong espresso.
Sales and Operations Specialist
Derrick has spent nearly ten years working in various customer facing roles in a variety of industries and now has settled in a career within the automotive sector.
His most recent role was working with Tesla and he enjoys building relationships with his clients with great empathy & enthusiasm.
He has always had a keen interest in modifying vehicles and going for an early Sunday drive with other enthusiasts. Outside of work his interest include Oz-tag and Muay Thai.
Alex has spent many years working on and underneath cars. Some say he cleans his fingernails in the mornings with lubricant just so he is better prepared for getting his hands on the first car in the morning.
Parts, logistics & resources manager
The rose amongst the thorns, Gemma keeps us all in line and keeps the accounts up to date. Just make sure you don’t owe us money and you’ll get along perfectly fine. Don’t be fooled by her friendly smile though, you’ll find Gemma at the track in her Lotus Elise S & once the helmet goes on it is serious competitor time.