Here are just a handful of the staff employed by Gerald Slaven Volkswagen, willing and more than able to assist with any Volkswagen enquiries.
Melissa Turner Melissa Turner
Melissa Turner

Commercial Specialist

If you're looking to purchase a Volkswagen commercial vehicle you'll need to speak with Melissa. Melissa came to Gerald Slaven Volkswagen as our Commercial specialist and can look after everything you need in a work van, family Dual cab or Volkswagen Ute. With many years of Sales Management Melissa is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to what to expect next with the purchase of your new car. A self confessed handy woman, she may even be able to help you fit those weather shields if you need. Give her a call or drop her and email at

Sherriff Yuen Sherriff Yuen
Sherriff Yuen

New Car Sales

Introducing our Volkswagen new car Sales Consultant Sherriff. Sherriff was working for our sister company Toyota in sales and service when he decided that Volkswagen was where he wanted to be. He feels Volkswagen is a brand that has always produced quality cars and since his favourite part of the job is handing over the keys of a new car to his clients he felt Volkswagen would be good fit. He would love to be serving as many customers as possible in the Canberra area over the next 5 years and hopes to see you in his Volkswagen showroom soon. If you do go and see him though, be warned, he says he does a really mean Ape Face…… so ask him if you dare.

Samantha McLachlan Samantha McLachlan
Samantha McLachlan

New car sales

Samantha is finding her feet within our Volkswagen team. As a Sales trainee, her knowledge is growing every day and she has some big plans for her future. Outside of work, Samantha still doesn’t get away from cars, she likes working on and fixing on them in her downtime. If you want a new and refreshing approach to buying your next car, come in and see Samantha.

Max Mandl Max Mandl
Max Mandl

New car sales

Salesman Max Is relatively new to Gerald Slaven, coming over to the dark side from a competitor brand. Max is a self-confessed luxury car enthusiast with a passion for German, Italian and American vehicles. He is enthusiastic and passionate about all that he does and will make your next car purchase exciting and easy.

Matthew Hoban Matthew Hoban
Matthew Hoban

Service Technician

Matthew has been with Gerald Slaven for just over a year now and although he tried his hand at Service Advising, he soon returned to his original vocation as a Service Technician. There isn’t much about Volkswagens Matthew doesn’t know and he takes car of each car as if it belonged to his family. Matthew loves to travel, and when he gets the chance he takes off and explores his surroundings. He has plenty of hobbies when he isn’t hard at work on your beloved Volkswagen.

James Battersby James Battersby
James Battersby

Da Welt Used Specialist

James is one of our used car specialists and handles all things Volkswagen used. As a true car enthusiast, we tried to find out what else he liked doing when he wasn’t at work and his response was “cars… all things cars." James has been selling used cars here for almost 3 years now and has been selling all up for over 5 years. He loves his role and says his greatest achievement is learning to sell cars. He is one of the most laid back people you’ll meet in a dealership and he really does go the extra mile to ensure his Customers drive away in their dream car with a smile on their face. If you’re looking for a new pre-loved Volkswagen James is only and email away.