Boyden's Leadership Series Features Daimler’s Daniel Whitehead and Kirstin Hoskin

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released a new issue of its Leadership Series, featuring Daniel Whitehead, Managing Director, Daimler Truck & Bus Australia/New Zealand and Kirstin Hoskin, Dealer Principal, Daimler Trucks Melbourne.

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In the interview, Whitehead and Hoskin discuss why downturns create positive leadership opportunities, management skills in the truck and bus sector, diversity initiatives and the rewards of giving women an equal chance, and selling Daimler to the next generation of talent.

“Daniel is a talented leader, who brings a wealth of industry experience and a deep understanding of how his business needs to adapt to keep up with customer demands that will transform the transport and logistics industry,” said Jacqueline Lehmann, Partner of Boyden Australia/New Zealand. “In response to these challenges, both Kirstin and Daniel have successfully tapped into one of the most overlooked organizational assets – diversity and inclusion to develop talent and build their management teams to maximize performance opportunities.”

Whitehead is the Managing Director of Daimler Truck & Bus Australia/New Zealand operations, responsible for overseeing all departments within the Daimler Truck & Bus Business Unit, incorporating Freightliner Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, Fuso Truck & Bus, Own Retail, Parts, Homologation, Engineering & Certification, Dealer Development, Marketing, and Controlling & Finance. He is also a member of the Board of Management of the operating entity Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd.

Whitehead returned to Australia in 2014 to take up the Managing Director position following 10 years working in China and Hong Kong as Executive Vice President, After-Sales for Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Services Co. Ltd. In addition he sat on the Executive Management Committee for Daimler’s China operations.

Hoskin heads up DTB’s Melbourne-based factory owned dealership, representing the full brand portfolio of Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso. After joining Mercedes-Benz New Zealand Ltd. in 2012 in a human resource management capacity, she was promoted into senior management and relocated to Australia in 2013. With strong prior experience in retail sales and extensive experience in the bus industry, Hoskin took on the business partnering role for Daimler Truck & Bus, where she was responsible for all aspects of their employee relations, talent management, recruitment and organisational development needs.

The full interview with Daniel Whitehead and Kirstin Hoskin, including a sidebar interview with Boyden’s Jacqueline Lehmann on Australia’s management market are available here.

Previous editions of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews with Alec Ross, New York Times bestselling author; Bill Ingham, Vice President, Global Human Resources of Visa; Warren Harris, CEO of Tata Technologies; Dawn Hudson, Chief Marketing Officer of the National Football League (NFL); Mark Devadason, Global Head of Sustainability of Standard Chartered Bank; Marco Ryan, Chief Digital Officer of Thomas Cook Group; Joanne Horibe, Chief Compliance Officer of Magna International; Chris Clark, Group Executive, Asia-Pacific at Visa; Noor Menai, President & CEO of CTBC Bank USA; Sandy Gould, Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development of Yahoo; António Mexia, CEO of EDP-Energias de Portugal; Harald Norvik, a Director of ConocoPhillips and former CEO of Statoil; Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.; Jeffrey Housenbold, President and CEO of Shutterfly Inc.; Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil; Ümran Beba, Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and a former presidential advisor; and Robert Reich, currently Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a former US Secretary of Labor. All are available on Boyden’s website.

About the Series
Boyden’s Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key organizations across the globe to further growth and the exchange of ideas.

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Boyden is a global leader in executive search and talent advisory services with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specialises in high-level executive search, interim management, and human capital consulting across a broad spectrum of markets and sectors. For further information, visit the firm’s website at

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