Robert FergusonUS – Reporting directly to Mary Barra, CEO at GM, Robert Ferguson will now be responsible for the OEM’s federal, state and international government relations and public policy worldwide. The appointment is effective immediately.

Ferguson returns to the position of senior vice-president, global public policy, after guiding GM’s ignition switch recall response while also serving as senior vice-president, Global Cadillac; his replacement at the luxury carmaker will be announced at a later date. Ferguson joined GM in 2010 as vice-president for global public policy, taking up his role at Cadillac in 2012.

In addition to holding GM’s top public policy position, Ferguson will lead its philanthropic activities as chairman of the GM Foundation.