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Cox Automotive Names Angus Haig as General Counsel

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  1. Angus Haig is joining Cox Automotive as senior vice president and general counsel effective April 9, reporting to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mark Bowser.
  2. In his new role, Haig will partner closely with the Cox Automotive executive team and cross-functional leadership teams to determine the company’s overall risk mitigation strategy and support its operations.
  3. “Angus is a seasoned legal professional with nearly 25 years of extensive experience, including a wide-range of international positions,” said Bowser. “His track record and expertise will serve Cox Automotive well.”

International legal expert will establish overall risk mitigation strategy, support operations

ATLANTA, April 4, 2018 – Angus Haig is joining Cox Automotive as senior vice president and general counsel effective April 9, reporting to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mark Bowser.

In his new role, Haig will partner closely with the Cox Automotive executive team and cross-functional leadership teams to determine the company’s overall risk mitigation strategy and support its operations.

“Angus is a seasoned legal professional with nearly 25 years of extensive experience, including a wide range of international positions,” said Bowser. “His track record and expertise will serve Cox Automotive well.”

With more than 34,000 team members in 100-plus countries, Cox Automotive is a family of more than 20 brands. Haig has extensive global legal and business experience and has lived and worked in Asia Pacific, Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and the United States. He is skilled in efficiently solving legal, regulatory and business issues across multiple jurisdictions while taking into account diverse cultural sensitivities and implications.

“I am incredibly excited to be joining the innovative Cox Automotive team as the company continues to rapidly evolve and grow,” said Haig. “Understanding the diverse challenges and complexity that global companies face, I am eagerly looking forward to applying my skills and experience, while partnering closely with the leadership team and its operations, to ensure Cox Automotive remains nimble, strategic and diligent in an ever increasingly-competitive environment.”

Most recently, Haig was international general counsel – Asia Pacific and general counsel Japan for The Coca-Cola Company and lived in Tokyo. During his 19-year career with The Coca-Cola Company, he held various counsel positions of increasing responsibility while living and working in Shanghai, London, Sydney, Atlanta and Tokyo.

Haig began his career in Adelaide, South Australia, where he was born. After working as an associate to a Supreme Court judge, then as a solicitor in Adelaide for several years, he moved to Sydney, Australia, and joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1998 as division marketing counsel for Coca-Cola South Pacific.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree and his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Adelaide.

Haig currently serves on the board of the International Dyslexia Association as well as its Ethics & Standards Committee and its Nominations & Governance Committee. He is a member of the board of trustees of The Howard School, a school specializing in educating children with learning differences and disabilities in Atlanta.

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