Nissan Australia ushers in a new era of leadership with the announcement of Richard Emery as New Managing Director and CEO. Richard, who takes over from interim MD and CEO Peter Jones, will step into the role on April 1st, 2014.
Boasting a reasonably well filled out resume with experience and achievements spanning almost 30 years within the Automotive industry, he looks to make quite the impact at Nissan Australia. Previously he was General Manager of sales at Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific, and before that had spent time at Mitsubishi Motors and Audi within the region.
“I’m delighted to be joining the team at Nissan Australia,” Emery said.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to establish and implement a long-term plan to achieve solid success via sustainable growth for not only the Nissan and Infiniti brands but also the network of retailers who form the backbone of these marques in Australia. I firmly believe a car company is only as strong as its dealer network so this will be among my first areas of focus.
“I’m looking forward to working with the team and all of the Nissan and Infiniti retailer partners.”
On the front end, don’t expect any big changes at all for consumers, but keep an eye out for how they handle the big shift in Australia and how they might capitalise on opportunities in the market as Ford, Holden and Toyota exit manufacturing cars here.