Mark Barnes has been named GM International Operations' (GMIO) vice president of sales, marketing and aftersales from 15 May. He replaces Susan Docherty, now president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe.

Barnes, who will be based at GMIO headquarters in Shanghai, was most recently head of 'customer experience' at Volkswagen of America afterpreviously being the COO.

He has also worked as director of Chrysler's western region business centre in the US and national sales chief at Hyundai North America.