Chris Attard capped off his first year in the workforce as Queensland Apprentice of the Year, a highly coveted acknowledgement of his exceptional skills and potential as a mechanic, and he repeated this achievement in his third year. Pursuing a passion for luxury vehicles, he found himself specialising in high-end European marques including Mercedes Benz, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bugatti, leading to stints with V8 super-car, off-road buggy and boat-racing teams.
Chris is also an accomplished jet ski-racing competitor and achieved Queensland and Australian titles under the Kawasaki and Yamaha badges. He joined the Riviera team in 1995, beginning in engineering where his attention to detail saw him progress to pre-delivery and sea trials. In 2003 Chris was appointed Riviera engineering manager, and in 2012 he was promoted to production manager.
Involved in the development of almost 50 new Riviera models and having been instrumental in developing the stringent Riviera quality control procedures, Chris’s knowledge encompasses the entire Riviera business, including all areas of warranty, new product development, aftermarket, spare parts and supply.