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Tim Tozer has left his position as UK managing director for Vauxhall with immediate effect; Rory Harvey named as his replacement

UK managing director Tim Tozer has left Vauxhall with immediate effect, with Rory Harvey announced as his replacement.

Tozer was only appointed to the role in February 2014 but has now left the company to “pursue his career outside of General Motors”.

The reason behind the decision has not been made public, but a spokesman at Vauxhall has confirmed that it is not related to NOx emissions and the unfolding scandal at Volkswagen. It is a quick move, however; Tozer represented the brand at the UK launch event for the Vauxhall Astra the evening before the announcement was made.

Harvey, who has previously headed up the Chevrolet brand in the UK, moves to the role from the position of executive director of sales for Opel Europe. He will start his new role on Tuesday 29 September 2015.

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289 23 September 2015

Tim Tozer leaves Vauxhall

Very surprised to see Tim leave at this juncture.

I met with him only a couple of weeks ago and he was both buoyant and optimistic.
I have enormous respect for Tim's abilities and I had high hopes for Vauxhall under his direction, so I will be interested to hear the reasons for a change of direction.