Toyota Motor Europe has announced two senior changes that put two Brits into senior roles.
Matt Harrison, president and managing director of Toyota's UK operations has been appointed vice president, Toyota Sales and Marketing, at Brussels-based TME, effective from 1 July. He will report directly to executive vice president Karl Schlicht.
Harrison returns to Toyota Europe after four years in the UK, initially as commercial director and for the past two years as president and managing director. In that time Harrison has overseen a period of continued volume growth and business improvement in the Toyota and Lexus operations in the UK.
Replacing Harrison at Toyota GB will be Paul Van der Burgh, also effective from 1 July. He is currently director, Consumer One at TME, Van der Burgh has been at the forefront of the change and modernisation of Toyota's Customer First approach across Europe. Preceding this, Van der Burgh held senior positions including director, Toyota Marketing and director, Lexus Europe.
Prior to joining Toyota Van der Burgh held senior roles at Ford of Britain including sales director and marketing director giving him significant experience within the automotive industry.