Management shift at Brown and Hurley as veteran steps aside

Brown and Hurley Joint Managing Director Jim Hurley to retire from top job, as the dealership announces changes to management

November 2, 2011

Brown and Hurley Joint Managing Director Jim Hurley will retire from top job, as the truck dealership announces changes to its management structure.

In a statement issued today, the company says Hurley will leave his post on August 30 and remain with the dealership as a director with some customer, branch and supplier contact.

Starting as an apprentice mechanic, Hurley has spent 54 years at the dealership which is spread across Queensland and northern NSW and specialises in Kenworth and DAF trucks.

Kev Hurley and Doug Hurley will be appointed joint managing director s on July 1, 2012, with the former focusing on vehicle sales and Doug Hurley taking on a marketing role.

They will join incumbent Joint Managing Director Rob Brown, who will relinquish his dealer principal position at Brown and Hurley’s Darra dealership. The company says a new dealer principal will be appointed.

Kev Hurley is currently the group’s dealer principle and sales manager at its Kyogle dealership. He will retain the position of dealer principle but a new sales manager for the area will be appointed.

Currently a director at Brown and Hurley, Doug Hurley is also the dealer principle and sales manager at is Coffs Harbour business. He will relinquish his Coffs Harbour duties as part of the management changes.

The company says Kev and Doug Hurley and Rob Brown have worked together successfully over the years and will continue to do so as joint managing directors.

The dealership also thanked Jim Hurley for what it described as excellent service and dedication to Brown and Hurley and its customers.

It has five centres throughout Queensland, including Townsville, Rockhampton, Yatala, Toowoomba and Darra. Its NSW operations cover Kyogle, Coffs Harbour and Tamworth.

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