Brown and Hurley begins its search for new CEO

Brown and Hurley’s chief executive officer, Paul Hurley, has announced his plan to retire, with the search now on for his replacement.

Paul Hurley, who is a third generation family member in the business, was appointed CEO in July 2018. He will step down from the role before the end of 2024.

Brown and Hurley is a fourth generation family business. It has become one of the largest truck dealership groups in Australia, representing PACCAR’s Kenworth and DAF brands.

It was started in 1946 by the Brown and Hurley families, and now operates across 21 locations in Queensland and Northern NSW; employing over 600 staff.

A new Brown and Hurley TRP parts branch that has just opened in Warwick is the latest facility in its stable.

Brown and Hurley says Paul Hurley has significantly contributed to the company’s extensive growth across its truck and trailer category, as well as in the agricultural machinery segment.

Following his resignation from the CEO role, it’s expected Paul Hurley will take up a director’s role on the Brown and Hurley board, joining Rob Brown, Jim Hurley, Kev Hurley, Doug Hurley and John Casey.

The board now plans to explore all options as it seeks out the best candidate to take over the CEO role.

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