BMW Group Australia today announced the appointment of Phil Horton to the position of Managing Director, effective 1 February 2011.
Horton is currently Managing Director of BMW Middle East, with responsibility for 14 countries in the region. He was previously Sales and Marketing Director for BMW South Africa.
Regional Director for Asia, Pacific and South Africa, Guenther Seemann said Mr Horton has had a distinguished automotive industry career and brings a wealth of experience to the role.
“Phil Horton has a proven track record in highly competitive markets around the world and he is perfectly suited to the task of driving the business in Australia,” said Mr Seemann.
Mr Horton began his career in the automotive industry in 1977, working for Ford of Britain Ltd. He joined the BMW Group in 1995 as Marketing Director of BMW Great Britain.