Stuart Charity is a passionate, well respected industry leader, having served the automotive industry in a variety of roles across a distinguished career. Stuart is the CEO of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), which represents 2,500 members and the broader $14B Australian auto aftermarket industry. Under Stuart’s leadership, the AAAA has championed many initiatives, services and regulatory reforms; improving the sustainability and growth of the industry. The AAAA has also led the fight to tackle arguably the aftermarket industry’s largest issue; mandatory data sharing and in a landmark decision in late 2019 the Morrison Government announced that Mandatory Data Sharing will become law in Australia.
Stuart’s previous career experience has enhanced his knowledge and market understanding to make informed strategic decisions and offer respected insights. Before his time at AAAA, Stuart served as the Executive Director of the Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia (SAE-A). Earlier, as the Automotive Industry Specialist with Austrade, Stuart successfully assisted automotive component manufacturers to develop new export markets.