Jonathan Browning has been named chairman of Vauxhall Motors in addition to his role as vice president of sales, marketing and aftersales at General Motors Europe.

Bill Parfitt becomes managing director of UK-based Vauxhall.

Vauxhall's previous chairman and managing director, Kevin Wale, was recently appointed president and managing director of the GM China Group.

In a related move, GM Europe's vice president of product planning, Jamal El-Hout, is adding commercial vehicle operations to his current multi-brand responsibilities for portfolio planning in Europe. Wale previously held these responsibilities, as well.