Mitsubishi Motors Australia said that two Australians would replace three Japanese members of the board of directors from April 2.

After spending 12 years with Mitsubishi, the last three as human resources general manager, Tony Breugem is to become director of human resources.

Grant Hanan, appointed senior general manager late last year, will be director of manufacturing.

Managing director Tom Phillips said that the three Japanese directors had either returned to Japan, or would be doing so soon. This was due either to the completion of their terms or changes in shareholdings because of the $A172 million cash investment in Australian operations late last year.