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Isuzu Australia appoints new Head of Innovation

Isuzu Australia’s latest appointment brings much experience from within the automotive industry

Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) has appointed Kylie Barlin as its new Head of Innovation.

IAL says Barlin brings considerable experience in the automotive sector across enterprise strategy, corporate planning, environmental, social and governance, distributor engagement and transformation. 

Barlin’s previous experience includes holding key roles at Toyota Finance and Toyota Motor Asia Pacific. 

“With so much change afoot, it’s not just about moving the metal, but also working to support the scale of industry transformation that’s coming ahead,” Barlin says. 

“The key to this is delivering the type of projects that ensures Isuzu continues to set the standard for the industry well into the future.” 

IAL says Barlin will work closely with its chief of strategy Grant Cooper to identify new opportunities for Isuzu and its National Dealer Network, while delivering strong outcomes for its customers. 

“The trucking industry as we know it is changing, and it’s imperative that we’re on the front foot not only with the right product, but ensuring our business can support it and our customers for years to come,” Cooper says. 

“Isuzu Australia is not content to rest on past laurels, with the evolution of our business a major focus going forward. 

“We are confident Kylie is the right person to bring an even greater focus on delivering significant value for our customers during this transformative period and well into the future.” 

Barlin says having customers at its core has been key in seeing Isuzu successfully lead Australia’s truck market for the past 35 years. 

“There is a driving need to evolve with the significant technological changes coming at us, and to see how we can structure products and services that are best fit for future road transport and the applications of Australian businesses,” Barlin says. 

“The strong activity that IAL has underway to cater to this is evident across the organisation, and I’m excited about the future prospects for the company, our business partners and customers.”   

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