Toyota CMO John Pappas Named CEO of Lexus Australia

Lexus Australia has announced the appointment of Toyota Australia’s Chief Marketing Officer, John Pappas, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Pappas takes the role held by Scott Thompson, who joined Kinto Europe as VP of Operation, Business Development & Technology.

Pappas, who was Toyota’s chief marketing officer since July 2020., brings over two decades of automotive experience, including a variety of senior international, national and regional roles. During this tenure, Pappas also spent two years at the company’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.


“Scott’s passion for Lexus to have a deep understanding of the needs and lifestyles of our customers has resulted in the introduction of our top-tier owner-benefits program, Lexus Encore Platinum,” said Toyota Motor Corporation Australia president and CEO Matthew Callachor.

Pappas added: “I am really excited to build on the strong momentum for Lexus, supported by stunning new models including our first all-electric vehicle, UX 300e, the upcoming all-new NX range, and the next-generation flagship LX SUV.”

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