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2008-10-24 14:18

BMW Group AG has announced that the head of communications and public affairs for its South African susidiary will join Rolls Royce Motor Cars.

Richard Carter has been appointed the head of corporate communications for Rolls Royce and will be responsible for the company's global corporate communications portfolio.

Maximilian Schoeberl, head of global communications for BMW Group AG, welcomed Carter's appointment to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

"Richard's extensive competence in the areas of corporate, product and political communication will be invaluable to the Rolls-Royce brand and to the BMW Group's worldwide communications programme," said Schoeberl.

In South Africa, Bodo Donauer, managing director of BMW Group South Africa said that, as a member of the board of management, Richard has contributed meaningfully to the success of the company during his 11-year tenure.

Carter, a former government spokesman, will be based in Goodwood in the UK. His successor is yet to be announced.

The previous chairman and chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Ian Robertson, was previously the managing director of BMW SA. He was earlier this year appointed sales and marketing director of the BMW AG board of management.

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