Nissan Australia changes executive team

Nissan Australia has announced a number of changes to its management team.

After 26 years of service, Ian Moreillon (pictured above) will retire on July 31, 2022. Moreillon has held multiple roles in sales, marketing, aftersales and network development as well as four years as general manager – Global Sales, based in Japan. Nissan said his dedication and passion to the Nissan brand, its dealers and staff across the country, “will be sorely missed.”

As a result of Moreillon’s retirement, Michael Hill will become director of sales. Hill is currently director of aftersales, and has worked with Nissan for 11 years, in roles across marketing and aftersales, including several years in Paris at Nissan AMIEO in product marketing.

Craig Clarke will become director of aftersales and TCS. Clarke has worked with Nissan for 10 years, in Australia and Thailand, most recently as director of customer experience, dealer network development and TCS. Clarke will continue to lead the TCS team, as well as the aftersales team in this role.

As a result of this move, Guy Street will be promoted to director network development and customer experience. Street moves from his role as general manager National Sales Operations and brings many years of experience from across Nissan, as well as the broader automotive industry.

Sriram Padmanabhan joins the executive team as director of marketing. For the past three years, Padmanabhan has been the vice president of marketing for Nissan India and brings extensive senior auto experience from across India and Asia Pacific regions.

“I would like to congratulate Ian on his significant contribution to Nissan over the past 26 years, and wish him well as he enters retirement,” said Adam Paterson, managing director, Nissan Australia. “I’m delighted that Michael and Craig can move into new roles within the organisation bringing their extensive Nissan experience to the sales and aftersales teams.

“I’m also pleased to welcome Guy and Sriram to the executive team, who both have significant leadership experience as well as fresh thinking to help guide the Nissan brand through a significant period of new product introductions.”

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