Our Team

Nick Strauss
Managing Director & CEO

Nick entered the automotive industry in 1997 and has since become a trusted automotive industry leader. With experience across many motoring brands and some of Australia’s biggest and well known retail groups, Nick's automotive passion and knowledge is vast. During his hectic schedule, Nick is still a very hands on operator and loves involvement with staff and interacting with customers.

Mark Wright
Dealer Principal Berwick Nissan & Kia

Mark has spent 25 years in the automotive industry, specialising in the areas of customer service and customer experience. Being a husband and a father Mark believes that if we serve the person in front of you, giving them your total attention you will go a long way to 100% customer satisfaction. He knows we can offer our clients the highest value for their motoring dollar on anything motor vehicle. At Berwick Motor Group we understand our customers do not care how much we know until they know how much we care.

Keith A Cruse
Dealer Principal Berwick Chrysler, Jeep, Fiat, Abarth, Haval & Great Wall

After migrating from Sri Lanka as a 19 year old and working in the furniture retail business as a salesperson, Keith joined the motor industry in 1988 as sales trainee selling new Fords. Keith had a goal to be a manager when he was 30, a General Manager when he was 40 and a Dealer Principal when he was 50 and he has ticked all those boxes working for some of the largest Automotive Groups in Victoria. Keith wanted to travel to 50 countries when he was 50 but work commitments stopped him from doing that, at the moment he on 48 countries and counting. Keith is a VERY happy Richmond Tigers supporter.

Damien Coutts
Group Fixed Operations Manager / Service Manager Hallam

Damien has always loved cars, so he decided to become a mechanic. After 23 years working in a dealership, and a further 7 years travelling the country training dealership staff on how to use certain computer systems, Damien joins BMG to oversee our parts & service areas. Away from cars, Damien enjoys nothing better than bike riding, ironman and triathlons. You may even see him on Beach Road, then having a coffee afterwards in his lycra!

Mark Chapman
Group Financial Controller

Mark joins BMG with a wealth of automotive experience, having owned and managed his own dealership and managed one of Australia’s largest auto retail chains. Mark heads up our Accounting & Admin areas across the entire organization.

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