Women on Boards
Women on Boards
Feb 21, 2021
How Rebecca Frizelle debunked gender stereotypes: For the love of cars and sports
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Rebecca Frizelle is known widely for her strong advocacy for the city of Gold Coast. She is one of the largest employers in the area with more than 900 employees under the Frizelle Sunshine Group, her automotive business, presenting 24 global franchises. Her love of cars was ignited when she took up a part-time job in the motor business to help fund her law degree. While her law degree remains unfinished, her undeniable passion for the industry has her name written all over it. Rebecca is the Chief Operating Officer of Frizelle Prestige and a key shareholder in Frizelle Sunshine Automotive and Peter Warren Automotive. She is also the Dealer Principal of Audi Centre Gold Coast, Audi Centre South Brisbane, South Brisbane Jaguar Land Rover and Ferrari Gold Coast.

In this podcast, Rebecca talks of her courageous single mother of four who relocated their family from Canberra to Queensland in 1978 to create a brighter future. Her mother taught her that anything was possible and Rebecca has indeed proven this to be true. An unlikely candidate for a sporting role, Rebecca admits she had no interest in rugby league ten years ago. But that all changed however in 2014 when she became the first female Chair in the NRL code. She was appointed to the Board of the Titans and declared her love of the game. So much so that in 2017, she pursued a personal ownership stake in the Club, of which she is now a 50% shareholder along with her husband.

Rebecca’s portfolio includes directorship with the publicly listed Sunland Group Ltd, Audi Australia Foundation Board, LifeFlight Australia Ltd and Paralympics Australia. More recently, she was approached to join the Community Rebuilding Initiative (BizRebuild) Board chaired by General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove (Retd), to support businesses and communities affected by the 2019/2020 bushfires and to assist in the rebuild of these regional towns. Rebecca’s substantive career and generous contributions to the motor industry and rugby league were formally recognised last year when she was awarded an Order of Australia.

Hear why Rebecca believes sport unites community and her reasons for supporting local.

LinkedIn Rebecca Frizelle | Claire Braund (host)

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