Meet the Team

Natalie, Managing Director

Qualifications: B. Eng. (Aerospace), Fellow ISSI, MSAE-A

Natalie first worked for GM (Holden) in powertrain calibration developing vehicle control systems to meet emission and regulatory requirements, before accepting a position with Toyota, providing specialist analysis of fuel and emission trends and requirements, leading strategic powertrain planning and energy research for the Australian and Middle Eastern vehicle markets and reporting to senior executives in Australia and Japan.

Natalie is an Ian Potter Foundation Fellow and has extensive experience at both the high level of strategic planning and in-depth technical product development. Additionally, Natalie is an approved engineer by VicRoads for their Vehicle Assessment Signatory Scheme for heavy and light vehicle engineering design or modifications.

Natalie established ABMARC in 2011 and her business and engineering background provides her with a comprehensive understanding of the end to end customer requirements to ensure successful outcomes for strategic planning or technical projects.

Sarah, Manager Data & Business Development

Qualifications: B. Eng. (Aerospace), M. Sci. (Materials), MBA

Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, project management and strategy development in Germany and Australia. She has significant experience in creating and analysing complex datasets, building complex economic modelling tools, and developing strategies and business cases to support organisational change for large organisations. Sarah has been working with ABMARC since 2011.

Sarah is responsible for ABMARC’s clients in the field of economic and trade analysis and strategy development. This role includes the development of new economic models and modelling tools for ABMARC across multiple transport sectors. Sarah has managed several big data projects, handling and analysing significant volumes of complex data. She is also responsible for future forecasting at ABMARC, and creates models that provide future technology and energy uptake forecasts for a range of Government and corporate clients.

Toby, Engineer

Qualifications: B. Eng. (Mechanical)

Toby is ABMARC’s resident design/simulation engineer, specializing in CAD, FEA and product design.

Beginning his career with GM Holden within the Warranty Engineering department, Toby gained experience in OEM vehicle systems, problem solving and root cause analysis. External projects in technical problem solving, additive manufacturing and project management added to this knowledge.

After GMH, Toby moved to a leading appliance manufacturer to develop his design abilities, further refining his knowledge in manufacturing, CAD/CAM and product design specializing in the Solidworks package, also garnering experience with FE simulation packages and relative theory.

Having gained qualifications in DS Solidworks (CAD), Altair Hyperworks (FEA), Six Sigma and RedX Technical problem solving throughout his career, Toby brings a wealth of knowledge in the design and simulation space to the team at ABMARC.

Andrea, Director

Qualifications: B. Eng. (Automotive), Fellow ISSI

Andrea has more than 25 years automotive engine, calibration and fuels/fuel system test and development experience covering petrol, diesel and gaseous fuels. She has spent many years using a wide variety of instrumentation. Andrea is six sigma qualified – ensuring quality tools are applied for data integrity control and she has significant experience in risk management.

During her career Andrea has worked for OEM’s, suppliers and oil companies. She has undertaken research assessing the impact of bio-diesel, oil blends, fuel and oil additives on engine durability and emissions for heavy and light duty engines. Andrea worked in the UK for three years as a research engineer on diesel engine designs to improve fuel efficiency and emissions. After which, she worked for OEM’s in the area of homologation and emissions certification of vehicles and motorbikes for global markets (such as the USA, India and Iran). Andrea was responsible for project management, management of engine test lab and staff, in-vehicle calibration for drivability, fuel consumption and emissions. In 2005 Andrea immigrated to Australia, taking up a position with Ford as the Senior Quality Engineer responsible for domestic Petrol and LPG vehicles, then moved to GM Holden.

In 2014, Andrea was awarded the ISSI – Eddy Dunn Endowment International Fellowship to research the Impact of International Heavy Duty Vehicle OBD Regulation Amendments (2013 onwards) on the Service and Repair Industry in Australia.