Ford Aus­tralia ap­points first fe­male CEO

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Holden isn’t the only lo­cal brand to see move­ment at the top of its cor­po­rate hi­er­ar­chy. Ford Aus­tralia and New Zealand an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Kay Hart as its new Pres­i­dent and CEO in July, re­plac­ing out­go­ing boss Graeme Whick­man. Hart has prior form as a Ford MD, hav­ing helmed Ford Philip­pines be­tween 2013 and 2015, how­ever she comes to Aus­tralia from Ford’s ‘Team Edi­son’ bat­tery­elec­tric divi­sion, based in the USA. She has also worked for many years in mar­ket­ing-re­lated roles for the Blue Oval.

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