Changes at the top for VW Australia

Volkswagen Australia Managing DirectorsVW Australia brings us news of changes at the top of their managerial structure. Jutta Dierks, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Australia since 2005, will be heading back to Volkswagen AG in Germany where she will take up the role of Executive Director for the Americas. She will be responsible for Volkswagen’s North and South American sales.

Replacing Ms Dierks here in Australia will be Anke Koeckler. Ms Koeckler joined Volkswagen AG in 1996 and has worked in sales and marketing positions for the Scandinavian, Spanish and German markets. Details of Ms Koeckler’s start date will be announced shortly.

Jutta Dierks Moves to Volkswagen AG Head Office

Volkswagen Group Australia’s Managing Director, Jutta Dierks has recently accepted a position based at Volkswagen AG head office in Wolfsburg, Germany.

In her new role as Executive Director for the Americas, which commences shortly, she will be responsible for Volkswagen’s North and South American sales.

Ms Dierks has been the Managing Director at Volkswagen Group Australia since January 2005. During her time with the company, the Volkswagen brand has grown dramatically in Australia to gain a firm hold in the top ten sales charts, while also expanding its dealer network and vehicle range.

Prior to her current role, Ms Dierks was the Director of Sales in the Northern part of Germany, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FAW-Volkswagen in Changchun, P.R. of China (2000 – 2001) and based in Prague, Czech Republic as Finance Director for the Volkswagen/Audi importer (1992 – 1996).

Anke Koeckler appointed Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Australia

Anke Koeckler will replace Ms Dierks as Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Australia.

Ms Koeckler joined Volkswagen AG in 1996. During her career with Volkswagen AG she has held various senior Sales positions. She initially, worked in Market Planning responsible for the Scandinavian market and subsequently moved on to Area Management for Spain.

More recently, she worked as Head of Sales Planning and Promotion for Germany and her current position since February 2005 is Director of Sales for Germany’s Northern Region.

Details of Ms Koeckler’s start date will be announced shortly.