Volvo Group Australia has announced the appointment of Philippa Wood as Vice President, UD Trucks Australia.

The role will also see her become a part of the wider Volvo Group Australia leadership team.

With a background in sales, marketing and strategy in local and international automotive segments, Wood most recently held the position of Volvo Trucks Sales Manager for Volvo Commercial Vehicles Australia.

“This is a very exciting time to be joining UD Trucks,” said Wood.

“And I’m very much looking forward to being an integral part of the growth of UD here in Australia.

“For over 50 years UD has forged an enviable, hard-earned reputation for durability, efficiency, and productivity with Australian trucking customers and it’s a privilege to be joining the UD team at a time of unprecedented success for the brand.

“The future looks very bright indeed for our customers, our dealer network and, of course for UD Trucks Australia.”

Wood joined Volvo Group Australia in 2014 as part of the Brand, Marketing and Communications team before moving across to the VGA company owned retail business in 2020.

Previous sales and marketing roles with Ford Motor Company in the UK saw her deliver award winning launch campaigns while driving exceptional customer outcomes.

“I’m delighted to have Philippa Wood become a part of the VGA leadership team,” says Martin Merrick, President and CEO, Volvo Group Australia.

“I’ve no doubt her experience in developing teams, driving strategy and building brands will be invaluable to both UD Trucks and VGA moving forward on our transformation journey.”

This article originally appeared in Prime Mover magazine.

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