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- Audi Australia appoints Kevin Goult as new General Manager Marketing
- Janet Markus returns to Germany to take on a new role within AUDI AG’s Strategy department
Audi Australia Pty Ltd has appointed Kevin Goult as General Manager Marketing, effective immediately.
In the role, Mr Goult will be responsible for all marketing communications, CRM, sponsorships and product planning for the Audi brand in Australia.
He joins Audi with comprehensive luxury vehicle marketing and brand experience, having previously held the role of Brand Manager for Jaguar Land Rover Australia since 2010.
Prior to this, Mr Goult was also responsible for marketing at Land Rover and Citroen in Australia, as well as various roles within Jaguar and Land Rover in the UK. He began his automotive experience as an engineering apprentice with the Land Rover / Rover Group in the early 1990’s.
Kevin Goult replaces Janet Markus, who held the role of Audi’s General Manager Marketing since late 2010.
Ms Markus returns to Germany to take up a position within AUDI AG’s Strategy Dept, which reports to the Chairman, where she will be responsible for company topics including future mobility, connectivity and global customer data management.
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