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Top Aussie Ford exec Burela retires

True blue: Marin Burela grew up in Geelong, joined Ford as a graduate engineer and, upon returning to Victoria in 2008 as head of the company, was not planning to leave – before the Changan Ford job came up two years later. A return Down Under is now on the cards.

Marin Burela steps down from head of Changan Ford amid major Blue Oval restructure

13 Jun 2016

- Former Ford Australia president and CEO Marin Burela has announced his intention to retire on October 31 after 32 years of service, stepping down from his current position as president of Changan Ford.

- From July 1, Mr Burela, 55, who migrated from Croatia to Geelong in 1965 when he was a young boy and began his career with Ford Australia in 1984 as part of its graduate program, will take on a new role as Asia-Pacific special adviser for the next four months, reporting directly to regional president Dave Schoch.

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