After 22 years with the company, Rowley retires as one of the industry’s most respected people.
Well known in rallying circles, he has contributed to the successes of Subaru Australia’s motorsport teams with six Australian Rally Championship wins with the late Possum Bourne, Cody Crocker and Australia’s first female and, at the time, youngest champion Molly Taylor.
“As a relatively late entrant into automotive in my mid-30s, I was fortunate that the Subaru chiefs back in the day, Trevor Amery and Nick Senior, were prepared to take a risk on someone with so little industry experience,” Rowley said.
“It’s been a privilege to work with the Subaru Blue Army over so long and while the brand and product are fantastic, it’s the spirit of the people working within the organisation that have fuelled my PR passion.
“Equally, I’m grateful to the many automotive media contacts whose interest in all things Subaru has kept me gainfully employed. The media landscape continues to evolve rapidly, with ever-increasing deadline demands – and multi-skilling across different platforms – making a hugely challenging environment.
“They have my admiration, as do my wonderful Subaru colleagues.”
RallySport Magazine congratulates Dave on a stellar career, and wish him all the very best in retirement.
Dave Rowley retires after 22 years with Subaru Australia.