Andrew Burton – Dealer Principal
My very first job was as a Marketing Trainee with Chamberlain John Deere which was my early introduction to the rural way of life.
In 1983 I then became involved in the motor vehicle industry predominantly through motor vehicle finance companies such as AGC and Toyota Financial Services. I spent a total of twelve years with Toyota Finance, six years managing the Dealer operation in WA followed by another six managing the Dealer operation in NSW and the ACT.
My wife and I together with our two young children moved to Albany in the middle of 2011.
We have owned land in Albany for some years so it was always our intention to return to this beautiful part of the world. The bonus for us is having had the opportunity to become involved in Albany Toyota and working with such a dedicated group of people.
My interests or hobbies included, certainly in my younger days, singing (Base Baritone) and performing in musical comedies. I love reading, mowing the lawn (it’s a ride-on!), watching late night movies and spending time with my wife and children.
Scott Henderson - General Sales Manager
My career in the automotive industry started in 1998 and was born from a desire to work in an environment that would reward me for effort. For this reason, it seemed natural to choose a commission based role.
During my career I have always worked to be the best that I can be. I have also worked with some very inspiring people who have given me a wealth of knowledge that I can now pass on to colleagues who also wish to forge a career in a reward for effort type role. I still get satisfaction from seeing a guest drive away with a new vehicle, knowing that we have given a solution to their needs, whether that be a tool for their trade, day to day transport or leisure. It is a great feeling.
After 22 years in the industry, I can honestly say that I have the same passion today as I had when I made the decision to take on my first car sales role.
Albany and the lifestyle that is on offer here was a big drawcard for me to make the decision to relocate my family from Melbourne and I am very excited to be here with the team at Albany Toyota.
Michelle Burton - Administration Manager
I was born in Sydney but spent my school years in the small coastal town of Forster in NSW.
My early working life included 3 years with TNT Express Worldwide in Townsville during my Uni years, and a brief but very interesting stint with the marketing department of Virgin Records in 1995 to assist them with the relaunch of the Virgin Megastore in Oxford St London.
I have been involved with Toyota for 20 years, previously working for Toyota Financial Services in a variety of roles such as Business Analyst, Operations Manager, National Product Manager, Dealer Account Manager and more recently alongside my husband Andrew at Albany Toyota.
It was a big change for our family moving from Sydney to Albany in 2011, however we all love the natural beauty of this area and the lifestyle really suits our interests of being out in the sun, going to the beach, walking, camping & generally enjoying anything with nature…and having some of the best wineries and restaurants at our doorstep is a major bonus for me as well!
Duncan Dall - Service Manager
I am originally from a small farm town named Quairading which is about 150km’s east of Perth, at the age of 5 my parents along with my two older brothers made the move to Albany.
In my final years of high school my family and I moved up to Perth, during this time I was lucky enough to get into the Toyota family and start an automotive apprenticeship with Grand Toyota in Perth. During my time with Grand Toyota I was lucky enough to compete in the Toyota national skills program (apprentice category) to which I made it into the top 5 for WA. Also that year I was nominated for the AHG apprentice of the year.
When an opportunity arose to move back down to Albany and keep working for the Toyota Brand I moved straight back down. Continuing on to complete my apprenticeship here at Albany Toyota. After doing some time as a tradesman I was given the opportunity to work on the front counter in the service department and take on a new role. I have now been the Service Manager for Albany Toyota since July 2015 making it a total of 6 years in the automotive industry so far.
Managing to continue my career down in Albany meant there was a lot more opportunities to enjoy my favourite hobbies which are camping, fishing and four wheel driving. But as Albany locals we all know the weather doesn’t always permit which allows time in the shed to work on my vehicles. But when it comes time to relax, nothing beats quality time with the family.
Nikki Oborne - Parts Manager
I was born in New Zealand and my family moved to Australia when I was 2 years old. We first moved to Albany in 1983 and I have lived here permanently since 1990.
My first experience with the Car Industry was in 1993 at Manely Stanwell Holden as a car detailer and then I moved into the office as an Assistant for the Service Department.
In 1996 I moved here to Albany Toyota. I have held several positions including,
Car Cleaner for the Service Dept, Service Advisor, Warranty Administrator, Parts Interpreter and now Parts Manager.
I live locally with my husband and 2 boys. Most of my time outside of Albany Toyota is taken up with being a full time mum, housework and looking after my large expanse of lawn. My hobbies include gardening, camping, holidaying (not so much these days) and being a mum.
Matt Fuller - Foreman / Workshop Controller
I was born in Albany but soon after I moved up to Geraldton for 11 years where I grew up on a 5 acre property. I then moved back to Albany with the family when I was 13 and carried on school until I completed year 10. At age 15 I started my career in the automotive industry doing a 3.5 year apprenticeship as a Marine technician for a local family run business.
After working for my employer for 5 years I was given the opportunity to join the Albany Toyota family as a qualified technician. For 2.5 years I was a technician on the floor when I was given the role of Foreman/Workshop controller.
I have been at Albany Toyota for 5 years now and I love it. The Toyota brand and product is awesome and the tight knit team even better.
When I’m not swinging spanners you’ll find me spending my spare time with my young son and family. I enjoy camping, racing Motocross and 4wding and hanging out with friends.