GM Australia’s new boss comes from Cadillac
GM Australia and New Zealand has a new boss.
Australian Jess Bala is taking the reins as managing director from September 1, 2023, replacing Marc Ebolo.
This will see her lead operations across both countries, including GM Specialty Vehicles, Isuzu New Zealand, Chevrolet Racing, and GM’s customer care and aftersales services including Holden Aftersales.
Mr Ebolo is moving to the role of sales director for GM Middle East, based in Dubai.
Ms Bala steps into the role after having served most recently as director of global product planning and product strategy for Cadillac, which saw her play a central role in the luxury brand’s transition to being electric-only by 2030.
Her career started at Holden in 2009 according to her LinkedIn, where she went on to work in product planning.
She moved to Detroit in 2013, and has served in various product roles including her most recent post at Cadillac.
“Jess is a highly experienced GM professional who has 15+ years leading and implementing winning product strategies, including the introduction, and positioning of electric vehicles in both retail and commer