Stephen Lester named new Nissan Australia boss

Infiniti Canada boss takes local reins

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There’s some more changes going on at Nissan Australia with Stephen Lester being announced as the Japanese car brands new local Managing Director.

Mr Lester (pictured above) moves to Australia to take up the position after most recently heading-up Nissan’s sports/luxury brand, Infiniti, in Canada.

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He replaces former Managing Director and CEO of Nissan Australia, Richard Emery.

A statement confirming Mr Lester’s appointment this morning said Mr Emery is “leaving the company”.

Yutaka Sanada, Regional Senior Vice President and Head of Nissan in the Asia and Oceania region, welcomed Mr Lester to the role.

“Stephen Lester’s arrival at Nissan Australia coincides with our plans for the brand’s next direction and he brings to our Australian team strong experience, knowledge and business-building skills,”

“He takes the reins from Richard Emery, who has successfully guided our Australian operation with steady leadership and business improvements since 2014.”

The change at the top comes after Nissan’s recent appointment of two key senior public relations experts from Mazda – Karla Leach and Tony Mee.

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