Philippa Wood takes the helm of UD Trucks Australia

In News, UD1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 20, 2023

Philippa Wood has been named the new vice-president for UD Trucks Australia.

The role will also see Wood become a part of the wider Volvo Group Australia leadership team.

With a background in sales, marketing and strategy in local and international automotive segments, Wood has most recently held the position of Volvo Trucks sales manager for Volvo Commercial Vehicles Australia.

“This is a very exciting time to be joining UD Trucks. And I’m very much looking forward to being an integral part of the growth of UD here in Australia,” said Wood.

“For over 50 years UD has forged an enviable, hard-earned reputation for durability, efficiency, and productivity with Australian trucking customers and it’s a privilege to be joining the UD team at a time of unprecedented success for the brand,” she said.

Wood joined Volvo Group Australia in 2014 as part of the brand, marketing and communications team before moving across to the VGA company-owned retail business in  2020. She also held previous sales and marketing roles with Ford Motor Company in the UK.

“I’m delighted to have Philippa Wood become a part of the VGA leadership team,” added Martin Merrick, president and CEO, Volvo Group Australia.

“I’ve no doubt her experience in developing teams, driving strategy and building brands will be invaluable to both UD Trucks and VGA moving forward on our transformation journey.”