Derek and Kirsty McIlroy have made a massive impact on the community of Victor Harbor and although they will still have their home at Waitpinga, they have sold their business McIlroy Auto Group.
Kirsty was born in Victor Harbor and is the daughter of Jill Saunders and the late David Saunders and the granddaughter of the late Horrie and Nell Mayfield. Kirsty married Derek in 2000 in the family’s Seaview Road property.
In 2006, Derek was appointed general manager of Southern Motors in Victoria Street with the aim of purchasing the business, which occurred in November 2006. So for the last 12 years Derek and Kirsty have supported the community of the Fleurieu and in 2008 re-branded the company to the McIlroy Auto Group and set up their business on Adelaide Road.
Derek and Kirsty will now move on to the next chapter in their lives.
“We have been fortunate to live and work on the south coast and the community has been great support to both of us and our two children Holly and Edward. We believe the area has a great future as long as the community can remember to continue to support local businesses,” Derek said.
Derek and Kirsty have not just run a business, but supported many organisations financially and been leaders in the community. “The proudest initiative we have been part of is the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation and helping them to survive.”