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Performance Driving Australia was established by one of Australia’s most experienced driver trainers and delivers Defensive, 4WD and Advanced driving programs Australia wide.

Managing Director Mark Butcher has over 25 years experience in the design and delivery of programs both in Australia and overseas.

During this time Mark has worked with thousands of drivers from a wide variety of organisations, industries and operations.

Mark has designed programs for young drivers, experienced drivers and for drivers working in hostile environments (tactical driving).

Performance Driving Australia has a small team of highly experienced, qualified and passionate trainers who work closely with each driver to maximise the effectiveness of the training being provided.

Performance Driving Australia create safer drivers by provide a range of driving programs on the road, off road and even on the track.

Training provides opportunities for drivers to learn and gain experience while under the supervision and guidance of an experienced team who encourage participants and provide valuable feedback.

Flexible training programs that are often delivered without a text book or powerpoint presentation to maximise engagement with each participant.

When you select Performance Driving Australia to deliver your next program you are working with some of the most experienced trainers in Australia.


Managing Director – Mark Butcher – Mark has over 25 years experience in designing and delivering advanced driving programs in Australia and overseas. Mark has designed and delivered road safety programs, four wheel drive training, tactical driving, precision driving and motorsport training for thousands of drivers.

Mark has designed and delivered tactical driving programs for military and law enforcement agencies both in Australia and overseas.

Mark has an extensive background in motorsport spanning over 20 years. Mark has driven in multiple World Championship rallies and has raced cars on many of the circuits in Australia. Mark is still heavily invested in motorsport as a driver, team manager and event organiser.

“You don’t know what you don’t know” is one of Mark’s favourite quotes as he never stops learning and gaining new skills and knowledge that he can share with clients.

Administration and Sales Team – Amy Butcher and Mikayla Szycman manage the sales, operations and logistics for Performance Driving Australia. Bringing many years of experience in the industry they are not only efficient in the office but very knowledgeable about driving, events and training.

Senior Trainers – Performance Driving Australia trainers are located across the country and are carefully selected for their knowledge, experience and ability to engage with participants. The team includes several retired law enforcement officers, corporate training specialists and motorsport competitors. All senior trainers hold current workplace training and assessment certification.

We are often looking to recruit new trainers. If you have extensive driving, driver training or operational driving experience and a current Cert IV in workplace training and assessment we would love to hear from you.

You can read about some of our senior trainers below.

If you are interested in a training quote you can complete our request for quote form here.

Check out our photo album for action photos of our team in action here.

John Black – Senior Trainer (QLD) 

Over 10 years in the Driver Training industry 

Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment 

Heavy vehicle and Emergency Services driver trainer 

Allan Roark – Senior Trainer / Driver (TAS) 

Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment 

Over 20 years competitive motor sport background including Nascar (Australia) 

Professional MC and presenter 

Warren Phillip-Clarke – Senior Trainer / Driver / Safety Officer (NSW) 
Over 10 years in the Driver Training industry 

Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment 

Multiple state and national level rally events as a driver and co-driver 

Ex-WA Police with extensive pursuit experience (including motorcycles) 

Jon Worrell – Senior Trainer / Driver (NSW) 

Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment 

Experienced trainer with an extensive background in driving both for work and recreationally.

Rally Driver Instructor and Competitor in motorsport

Jodie Barker – Senior Trainer (WA)

Extensive experience in rural 4wd operations

Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

Experienced First Aid Trainer

Malcolm (Butch) Truslove – Senior Trainer (WA)

Ex-WA Police driver trainer

Over 20 years in driver education and road safety

Experienced presenter specialising in road safety

Steve Glenney – Specialist Trainer / Driver (TAS) 

Outright winner Targa Tasmania and various wins in the Australian Rally Championship, World Time Attack, Bathurst and Rally Cross. 

Coaching many of Australia’s fastest drivers on both dirt and tarmac 

Justin Herbert – Trainer (VIC) 
Health and safety expert with a background in mining and civil projects 

Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment 

Experienced operator in heavy vehicles and plant 

Eleni Mitakos – Trainer (NSW) 

2020 Telstra Business Women’s Awards finalist

Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment 

Specialises in educating young drivers – teaching approx. 100,000 teenagers a year

Trainer with PDA since 2009

Simon Evans – Specialist Trainer / Driver (VIC) 

4 Times Australian Rally Champion and Asia Pacific Rally Champion 

Multiple wins at all levels of rallying in Australia and overseas 

Passionate about driving anything and everything 

Jess O’Dwyer – Training Assistant (TAS) 
Assisted training at most east-coast venues in Australia 

Motorsport Event assistant for PDA Events 

Other Trainers Include 

Neil Turner – SA 

Michael Sealby – VIC 


Our Registered Training Organisation

Performance Driving Australia works with Competency and Compliance who are an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO #41060). All recognised training is delivered via an auspicing agreement with Competency and Compliance.

Check out more about them here – Competency and Compliance Solutions – RTO – 41060 | Home


Company Details

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Trading as –

Performance Driving Australia

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Level 27, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Phone 1300 849114

ABN 84 1612 524 91