New motor industry leader
Mazda Motors New Zealand managing director Andrew Clearwater has been appointed president of the Motor Industry Association.
Mr Clearwater replaces Mark Gilbert, who retired from BMW New Zealand at the end of last year. He has been in the motor industry for 33 years, with the last 20 at Mazda. He became Mazda’s managing director in 2006.
Mr Clearwater is also chairman of the Mazda Foundation, a charitable organisation which donates around $200,000 annually towards community projects.
Nissan New Zealand managing director John Manley and European Motor Distributors group general manager Glynn Tulloch have been appointed joint vice-presidents.
Mr Manley has been with Nissan for more than 30 years in a range of sales and marketing functions, from managing a dealership through to his current position.
Mr Tulloch began his motor industry career at Honda NZ in market and production roles. In early 1986 he became sales and marketing manager of EMD, at that time the importer of Audi and Volkswagen.
During the following 17 years he has held various roles with the company, including Audi general manager. In his current role he oversees Skoda, Volkswagen and Audi.