Bill Parfitt stands down, focusing on “non-operational activities”
4 November 2009

Bill Parfitt, chairman of GM in the UK, has retired from the company. He will continue as non-executive chairman from 1 January 2010, focusing on “non-operational activities” at the car maker.

Duncan Aldred, currently director of European sales operations at GM Europe, will fill the role.

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Parfitt joined Vauxhall in January 1998 as fleet operations director and in 2000 he was promoted to general sales director. He took over the chairmanship of GMUK and Ireland in 2007.

Duncan first came to Vauxhall as an undergraduate at the Ellesmere Port plant in 1990. In April 2009 he moved to Russelsheim, Germany to take the role of sales operations director.

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