Invented for life
Bosch in Australia
Bosch has had a presence in Australia since 1907, opening its first wholly owned subsidiary, Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty Ltd in 1954. Bosch generates revenues of more than 850 million Australian dollars per annum in Oceania, and employs over 1400 associates. Our headquarters and technical centre is in Clayton, Victoria. Bosch Australia’s activities are operated through six wholly owned subsidiaries and include Mobility Solutions, Industry Technology, Consumer Goods and Energy and Building Technology.
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about Bosch in Australia
Board of Directors
President of Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty. Ltd
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 Frankfurt 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.
In 2016 Gavin was appointed as the Chair of the Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA), the peak body for organisations involved in realising the potential of IoT for Australia. He is a Director of The Yield, an IoT agriculture technology company partnered with Bosch, a Director of the Bosch and Honeywell joint venture FMP, a friction products manufacturer and a Director of Alkane Resources (ALK), a listed gold and rare earths company.
Gavin holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand and an MBA from Monash University. Gavin is a passionate advocate of reducing homelessness and improving road safety in Australia, dedicating time to both causes.
Chief Financial Officer for Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty. Ltd
Nicole Sharman joined Bosch in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer of Bosch Australia. Nicole is a broadly skilled Chief Financial Officer with 20 years of successful experience. She places a strong focus on strategic and commercial imperatives, drawing from her background in automotive, manufacturing/engineering and service based organisations. Nicole has held various directorships and is currently Non-Executive Director of the Digital Leadership Institute (DLI) which equips leaders in business and government to lead and govern the change demanded by the evolving digital economy.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Business Degree majoring in accounting from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Australian Society of CPA’s (FCPA), Australian Tax Institute (CTA) and the Business Continuity Institute in the UK (AMBCI).