Audi has a new boss in Australia.
Jeff Manning is the new managing director of Audi Australia, he has been the executive director of Audi Korea and the managing director of Audi Middle East and Audi Singapore.
He had previously been part of the Audi Australia world, having worked in the after-sales team early in his career before moving abroad.
“I am thrilled to be back in the country to lead an extraordinary Audi Australia team,” Mr Manning said in a statement. “I look forward to sharing our owners’ enthusiasm for the Audi brand in Australia and taking them along with us on this exciting journey,” he said.
Mr Manning’s predecessor, Paul Sansom, is now leading the larger Volkswagen Group Australia, which includes the Audi brand as of January 1, 2022.
Group Umbrella now has more than 180 dealers around Australia, divided across Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial, Skoda and Audi brands.
Kapra recently joined the stables. Bentley, Porsche, and Lamborghini are part of the worldwide Volkswagen Group, but are independently distributed in Australia.
“I am delighted to be able to hand over the reins of Audi Australia to one of Jeff’s powerful executives,” said Mr Sansom.
“I look forward to seeing Audi as an innovative Spearhead of the Volkswagen Group Australia in its innovative way to provide the best of premium mobility to our customers in the future.
“It is an honor to lead this incredible brand in Australia and we have fond memories of what we have achieved together.”