Having been in the role since July this year, Mr Officer joined MMAL from Toyota Motor Company Australia (TMCA) in 2016, during which time he has held roles including regional sales manager and national manager of Mitsubishi’s Franchise of the Future.
He announced his resignation on LinkedIn, saying: “The time has come for me to pursue interests outside of the automotive industry and as a result I have tendered my resignation from my current role at MMAL.”
“I have spent a large majority of my working life being involved in dealerships or OEMs and have met many people I count as friends to this day for which I will always be grateful,” he said.
“I have also had the opportunity to work with and alongside some fantastic leaders and teams who have helped shape my career and provided me guidance and support, to you all, I offer my sincere thanks and appreciation.”
MMAL told GoAuto that it is advertising externally for a replacement for Mr Officer, with the brand also seeking a new general manager for marketing and product strategy, a new post sitting within both the marketing and public relations departments.
Mr Officer’s exit is far from the first resignation made within MMAL this year after head of communications and government relations Karl Gehling handed in his notice after almost four years in the role.
Media communications specialist Jessica Eastick is also gone, having been appointed dealer engagement specialist at TMCA after almost four years with MMAL.
Further afield, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) chairman Osamu Masuko announced his resignation this year after 15 years in the top job due to undisclosed health reasons.
By Neil Dowling