Chairman and Managing Director
GM Holden Ltd
Chris Gubbey was appointed chairman and managing director of GM Holden Ltd, effective July 1, 2007. He oversees GM's operations in Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to joining GM Holden, Gubbey was vice president of Shanghai GM, GM's flagship joint venture in China. Before moving to China in 2000, Gubbey was manufacturing director and a member of the board of directors of Vauxhall Motors Ltd. in the United Kingdom.
From 1995 to 1997, Gubbey was operations director of GKN Hardy Spicer Ltd. Between 1991 and 1995, he was assistant general manager of Toyota Motor U.K. Ltd. He began his automotive industry career in 1979 with Ford Motor Company, where he held the positions of assembly manager and process engineering manager.
Gubbey has a bachelor of science degree (with honors) in production engineering from Hatfield Polytechnic in the United Kingdom. He is an honorary citizen of both Shanghai and Yantai, China.