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Top deck reshuffle at Honda Australia

WINGING IT: Stephen Collins promoted to chief operating officer for Honda’s automotive business as former CEO Hiroyuki Shimizu jets off to Honda Aircraft in the USA.

Changes to Honda Australia board and executives; flying start for Hiroyuki Shimizu

5 Apr 2022

HONDA Australia has made a number of executive appointments as the company prepares to combine its two main business divisions – Cars (Honda Australia) and Motorcycles & Power Equipment (Honda Australia MPE) – that will operate out of a new, single head office location by the end of 2022.


To manage this transition, a single Honda board in Australia has been formed under new managing director and CEO Yoshitaka Okamoto, replacing Hiroyuki Shimizu who after five years in Australia has been promoted to a new role in the Honda Aircraft Company (Honda Jet) in North Carolina.


Long-serving Honda Australia director Stephen Collins is promoted to chief operating officer responsible for the automotive business.



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