Sarah Forbes will join Volvo Bus in the role of director – strategic partnerships and projects – effective April 11, 2022.
Forbes joins Volvo having held senior management and executive roles at a number of suppliers to the bus and coach industry in Australia, having most recently held the position of director of corporate services at BusTech Group.
As a qualified commercial lawyer turned public transport professional, Forbes has a keen interest in buses and working towards safe and reliable transport solutions for the Australian public. Forbes holds a degree in Asian Studies and a Diploma in Leadership and Management.
Vice president of Volvo Bus Asia Pacific region David Mead spoke about the skills Forbes brings to the role.
“Sarah’s experience and knowledge of the Australian market, coupled with her global and regional understanding, makes her a perfect fit for the role,” he said.
“As our business evolves, we need people who can adapt quickly, find creative solutions to our business challenges and create meaningful and strategic partnerships to allow our business to grow and flourish.”
Forbes will be working across a wide range of areas in the Asia Pacific business, including Volvo’s continued delivery of electric products and projects, and will support the Australian team and work on strategic projects and initiatives as required.
Forbes will be part of the Asia Pacific management team within Volvo Buses and will be based in Perth, Australia – central to the markets in the Asia Pacific organisation and close to Volvo Bus Australia’s key customers in Western Australia.