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Ford announces global management changes

Ford Motor Company has announced a series of senior management changes, including alterations to its European operations.

Allan Gilmour, former vice chairman of Ford Motor Company, is to rejoin the firm as vice chairman and chief financial officer.

Martin Inglis, former group vice president and chief financial officer, has been appointed as group vice president of business strategy, along with mergers, acquisitions and Hertz.

David Thursfield, currently Ford Motor Company group vice president and chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ford of Europe becomes group vice president of international operations and global purchasing, from August 1.

He succeeds Carlos Mazzorin who becomes senior advisor to the office of the chairman and chief executive.

Thursfield continues his role as chairman and chief executive officer, Ford of Europe, while Martin Leach is appointed president and chief operating officer, Ford of Europe. Derrick Kuzak succeeds Leach as vice president of product development for the European operations.

Bill Ford, chairman and chief executive officer of Ford, said: 'These changes strengthen the company in key areas and make the best use of individual talent available to us.'

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