Volvo Car Australia appoints new managing director

There's been a change at the helm of Volvo Car Australia, with Nick Connor to be replaced by Stephen Connor on January 1, 2021.

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Stephen Connor will take the reins at Volvo Australia from the start of 2021.

He replaces Nick Connor (no relation) in the role of managing director, who will become head of Asia Pacific excluding China for Volvo Car in China.

“Since joining our Australian operations in 2017 Nick and his team have achieved consecutive double-digit growth. I am confident his experience and leadership will bring great value to the continued growth of the region,” said Xiaolin Yuan, head of Volvo Car APAC.

“Stephen has a wealth of car industry experience in Australia and the UK and a proven track record in sales, strategy and market planning. We look forward to Stephen taking the Australian business to the next level.”

Stephen Connor is currently sales director for Volvo Car Australia, having joined the company in 2017. He’s previously worked with Kia and Volkswagen in Australia.

Volvo has grown its sales significantly under Nick Connor’s leadership. Having sold 4681 cars in 2017, the brand managed 6693 sales in 2018 and 7779 sales in 2019.

Despite the impact of COVID-19, it’s sitting on 6830 to date in 2020 – down 4.2 per cent on 2019.


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