As one of Australia's most prolific and recognisable entrepreneurs, Mark Bouris is the epitome of hard work and diligence.
Working closely with the Lexus Australia team, Mark has helped develop an annual grant for up-and-coming entrepreneurs that seeks to nurture intrepid businesspeople exhibiting the same drive and tenacity shared by both brands.
Mark aims to inspire, educate, motivate and entertain Australian small and medium enterprise owners through his Mentored program and The Mentor podcast.
Mark spoke with Ian Cartabiano, President of Toyota Europe Design Development about innovation, vehicle design and the Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept in The Mentor podcast. Lexus Australia Chief Executive Scott Thompson also joined Mark on The Mentor podcast to discuss the importance of customer care and being the leader in luxury experiences.
Fearlessly driven, Corey Brown is part of an exclusive company of jockeys to taste victory in the Melbourne Cup. And he's done that twice.
This passion and commitment to craft are qualities that Corey and Lexus share, making this an organic, complementary partnership. The ability that Corey displays in order to claim an achievement such as winning the Cup, is also reflected in the Lexus brand, delivering the same high-quality performance that this elite sportsman finds very familiar.
Businessman and rugby legend John Eales AM has been a part of the Lexus family for over nine years, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge across both the corporate and performance pillars of the Lexus Australia brand.
As one of Australia’s finest sporting figures, John exudes passion, dedication and enthusiasm, adding a touch of amazing to everything he does - just like Lexus Australia.
A combination of effervescence and charm, Emma Freedman brings an elite insiders’ perspective into racing. The daughter of five-time Melbourne Cup winning trainer Lee Freedman also applies a razor-sharp insight across sports.
Emma reflects the intuitive expertise and style inherent in the Lexus brand. These qualities have won Emma the respect in the highest of sporting and media circles, and with fans across the country.
When it comes to the Australian culinary scene, there is little Melissa Leong hasn't been involved in over the years. As a leading voice in food and travel writing, there is nowhere she won't go for a great experience.
A future thinker who has confidently steered her own career trajectory with independence and integrity, Melissa holds an organic synergy with Lexus Australia’s values, including a shared appetite for sustainable innovation.
Scott Thompson, Chief Executive of Lexus Australia says Melissa's instinctive sense of style and refinement epitomises the creativity and class of the Lexus brand and aligns seamlessly with our vision of providing leading luxury experiences.
Danny and Nina O'Brien
A year after adding an exhilarating new chapter into the history books of Australian racing when five year-old gelding, Vow and Declare, sensationally triumphed in the 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup — the first Australian trained, owned and ridden horse to win in more than a decade— Danny O’Brien and wife Nina, the country’s racing royalty, will be chasing the same electrifying feeling with Lexus in 2020.
The O’Briens are not only home-grown Australian talent but a credible force, joining Lexus Australia as the luxury lifestyle brand’s newest addition to the stable.
While the O’Briens pursuit of race day perfection came to fruition at Flemington last year, Scott Thompson, Chief Executive of Lexus Australia, said it is the couple’s equal reserves of courage and endurance that epitomises the Lexus brand values creating a natural synergy for the partnership.
One of the most recognised faces and beloved personalities of Australian sport, Anthony Minichiello could not be a more true emulation of the Lexus brand pillar of performance.
Anthony played his entire professional rugby league career loyally with the Sydney Roosters, with his extraordinary football skills only surpassed by his upstanding personal values including reliability, dedication and benevolence.
Professional Golfer Dimitrios Papadatos has claimed several victories on numerous Tours around the world, exciting global audiences and making him one of the most recognisable faces in Australian golf.
Papadatos' sheer determination to control his journey makes him the perfect ambassador for Lexus and truly speaks to the brand values of high performance.
As one of Australia’s most influential chefs, Neil Perry AM has definitely infused his own flavour to his personal brand, while managing world-class and award-winning restaurants, penning a number of culinary books and working with an abundance of leading media companies across the country.
Lexus Australia has been proud to partner with Neil Perry over the past 10 years, as he has continued to evolve and through more charitable endeavours, including his recently launched Hope Delivery, a community meal program in Sydney and Melbourne to feed international hospitality Visa workers, the homeless and disadvantaged who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Familiar with overcoming challenges, Mark Visser is an advocate for mental health and well-being and one of the nation’s biggest champions of resilience.
As a surfer who constantly challenges himself to surf the biggest waves in the country, Mark has learnt how to conquer his fears and use them to create a healthier mindset, not only for him, but for his allegiance of followers across the globe.
The daughter of racing royalty, Kate Waterhouse moves seamlessly between the worlds of fashion, racing, media and celebrity, the constant being her gracious modern aesthetic.
When it comes to race day style, the country's leading television and radio networks call upon Kate's discerning eye for tips on her understated sophistication. It is also what makes the relationship between Kate and Lexus a natural, symbiotic fit; both setting the standard on and off the track.