Press release by: Audi SA
- Trevor Hill appointed as new Head of Audi South Africa.
- Paul Sansom appointed as Managing Director of Audi Australia.
Audi is pleased to announce the appointment of Trevor Hill as the new Head of Audi South Africa. Hill will succeed Paul Sansom, who has been appointed as the Managing Director of Audi Australia.
With over 20 years of global experience with Audi, Trevor Hill joins the South African team on 1 June 2017 after spending two years at the head office in Germany heading up the global strategic project of Internationalization.
Trevor Hill explains, “Audi South Africa has a very robust and secure strategy. I will be looking to grow upon the good work done by my predecessor and ensure that at Audi South Africa, we deliver an excellent level of customer service to our very important customers. We have a modern and well-functioning Dealer organization who has invested heavily in the Audi brand and I would hope to ensure that we can deliver on our promise to make Audi the number one brand franchise for investors,” concluded Hill.
Trevor Hill was born on July 12th, 1962 in Cape Town, South Africa. He started his career in 1989 by joining Volkswagen/Audi South Africa in Johannesburg as Manager for Dealer Training and Development. Before relocating to Dubai as Managing Director of Audi Middle East, he represented Audi in Germany, Japan, China, Hong Kong and South Korea, with key areas of expertise in training, dealer development, sales and marketing, before moving onto overall company leadership in the Middle East. Most notably, he became the Regional Director of Audi China in Beijing in 2006, where he was responsible for growing the Chinese and Hong Kong market from 58 000 units to 128 000 units in just 3 years.
He holds a Higher Diploma in Education (HdipED) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, a Certificate in Motor Vehicle Retailing from the University of Cape Town, and an MBA from Anaheim University in California, USA.
In addition to his mother tongue, English, he is fluent in Afrikaans and German, and has basic knowledge of Japanese and Chinese. In his leisure time, the German national enjoys watching and participating in most sports. He played first league cricket in South Africa, represented South Africa at national and international level men’s hockey and is also an avid golf player. Most recently he has taken to participation in Triathlons together with his wife, also a national sportswoman.
The Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group of South Africa would like to thank Paul Sansom for his considerable contribution to the Audi brand in South Africa and would like to welcome Trevor Hill to his new role at Audi South Africa.