Gerry Dorizas leaves GM Holden top job

Former Holden boss Gerry Dorizas.
Former Holden boss Gerry Dorizas.

AFTER less than a year in the top job, GM Holden chairman and managing director Gerry Dorizas has left the company.

He replaced long-standing chief Mike Devereux in February after a long automotive career which encompasses roles at Fiat, Toyota, Hyundai and Volkswagen throughout Europe and Asia.

GM Holden chief financial officer Jeff Rolfs will be interim boss until a replacement is found. 

"General Motors is 100% committed to the Holden brand and its long term success in Australia," GM executive vice president and president of GM International Stefan Jacoby said. 

"We're focused on winning with customers in Australia and New Zealand, and are moving quickly to name the right leader to drive our brand and business to the next level.

"The foundation has been built to transform GM Holden in Australia, and we are determined to maintain momentum to continue to push towards our strategic objectives."

Mr Jacoby said Mr Dorizas had taken the reins of GM Holden at a difficult period and had implemented a number of measures to transition the business to a National Sales Company when domestic manufacturing ceases at the end of 2017.

"We thank Gerry for his contribution to GM Holden and wish him well in his future endeavours," Mr Jacoby said.

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