Hiroko Yaguchi has been announced as Isuzu Australia’s new managing director and CEO with incumbent Hiroshi Nishizaka not returning to Australia from his current trip to Japan due to unforeseen circumstances.

Yaguchi is the current general manager of international sales department four at Isuzu and there is no confirmation yet of when an official hand over will take place.

Her history with Isuzu dates back three decades and is highlighted by her roles as assistant general manager of Isuzu’s Panama office and international sales group leader of South East Asia.

“We thank Nishizaka-san for his contribution to Isuzu, albeit brief, and anticipate that he will shortly be re-assigned to another role within Isuzu Japan,” said Phil Taylor, Isuzu director and COO.

“Many of our Dealers had the opportunity to meet Hiroshi Nishizaka recently at the National Dealer Meeting held earlier this year in Sydney, where she was a guest and presenter on behalf of Isuzu Motors.

“We are hoping that Yaguchi-san will be able to join us for the Brisbane Truck Show in late May. We wish Nishizaka-san well for the future, and extend a warm welcome to Yaguchi-san.”

Nishizaka was in the roll for less than 12 months having replaced Koichi Yoda.