Carsales has announced Greg Roebuck, the company’s managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) since 2002, will retire from his position and the board has appointed Cameron McIntyre, currently carsales’ chief operating officer (COO) as the next CEO and MD effective March 17 2017.
Jeffrey Browne, chair of the carsales’ board, said: “Under Greg’s leadership, carsales has delivered year after year of record results. The board has encouraged and worked with Greg to build his executive team, which provided the board with excellent options for his successor. The board has absolute confidence that Cameron is the right person to be our next CEO and lead the company forward in its future development.”
Roebuck said he believes the time is now right for him to make a change. “When we started the company 20 years ago, I never imagined that today we would be operating in multiple languages across nine countries and have a depth and diversity of products that make us a world-class business.
“I am enormously proud of the company but even more of its people. They are the reason we have achieved what we have and the hardest part of the decision has been to step away from them. Their amazing focus on innovation, delivery of world-class solutions and ‘nothing is impossible’ attitude has made carsales a wonderful place to be involved with. I leave full of confidence that they will continue to be the brilliant team that has put carsales on the global stage. I feel that the time is absolutely right for this transition and I’m very much looking forward to more time with my family.”
Roebuck is not taking up another executive role and will ensure a smooth transition to the new leadership by working with McIntyre in the transition period over the next eight weeks. He is looking forward to retirement and spending more quality time with his family and friends while indulging his passion for learning and travel.