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Meet the team

We are pleased to introduce you to the friendly, professional and knowledgeable team at Lexus of Townsville. We will ensure your experience at Lexus of Townsville is welcoming and seamless, whether you're looking for the right Lexus to meet your needs, or are having your Lexus serviced.

Chris Carney, Dealer Principal

Chris was one of the first dealers in Queensland to embrace the Lexus brand.  A highly-successful, award winning automotive dealer for over 40 years, he instantly saw the attraction of the Lexus brand and the attention to detail, precision engineering and technological innovations that makes it a luxury automotive-market titan. He drives his team to achieve the same commitment to excellence and customer relationships that he himself values.  Chris is very hands-on, and can regularly be found greeting new and old friends in the showroom.

Justin Hislop, Lexus Parts Manager

Justin's 9 years of experience within our dealership means that he is perfectly equipped to serve your needs as one of our valued guests. Justin is passionate about customer service and completely committed to ensuring all of your enquiries and requests are attended to.

Brayden Read, Service Manager

Brayden has worked in the Automotive Industry for the past 12 years and has completed a trade as a mechanic. He has moved from being hands on working on vehicles to now being the Service Department Manager for Lexus of Townsville. Brayden enjoys working at Lexus of Townsville and believes that "the organisation seeks to look after's its guests and will succeed well into the future".

Bruce Peters, Service Advisor

Bruce has been a Service Advisor with Lexus of Townsville for ten years and has built a great reputation amongst our guests as he genuinely cares. He is a great listener and is extremely efficient, making it very easy to get your vehicle in and out for its regular maintenance. He will always go beyond the call of duty to ensure your vehicle comes back to you on time with all work completed, so you can focus on enjoying your Lexus.

Samuel Micklethwaite, Sales Executive

Samuel is our dedicated Sales Executive and will help with all of your New Vehicles Needs. Samuel moved to Townsville with family in Sept 2013 and has mainly worked in retail and hospitality jobs previously, after having his son a change was needed which led him to apply for a detailing position here at Mike Carney Toyota. After only a few months his excellent work ethic had been noticed and was suggested to upper management where he was offered a position change to be a New Vehicle sales Consultant. Since starting in Toyota New Vehicle sales in Jan 2021 Samuel was again offered a wonderful opportunity to join the Lexus of Townsville Team as the Sales Consultant.

We asked Samuel what he likes most about working at Lexus of Townsville and this is what he had to say: 

"Lexus has always intrigued me with the level of testing, refining before they release their production and Concept vehicles, at the same time still managing to finesse the Luxury, Quality, and attention detail in all of their cars. The future of Lexus is an interesting thing as there are so many different ideas/concepts to keep up with large changes within the Global Automotive industry. Automotive has always been a love for me whether it be small or big, on road, Off-road, water or air".

Starr Maxfield, Hostess

Starr is the welcoming and energetic face that greets our guests when they enter our showroom. With a background in Customer Relations, she understands your needs and frequently goes above and beyond to make sure your expectations are exceeded. Make sure you come in and say hello and stop by for a chat.


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