Jeffrey TaylorUS – The vehicle-maker has appointed Jeffrey Taylor as deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer, with immediate effect. He will report to Craig Glidden, executive vice-president and general counsel.

Taylor will have overall responsibility for the ethics and compliance programme. The vehicle-maker says he will “support GM’s business operations and leadership team in driving business success through an organisational culture committed to integrity, ethical conduct, workplace and vehicle safety, and compliance with the law and company policies”.

In his new role, Taylor will also look after strategy, communications and training in relation to GM’s code of conduct, ‘Winning with Integrity’, which covers the ethical and legal obligations of its board, executives and 75,000 workers worldwide. He will lead a team of attorneys and compliance experts.

Taylor joined GM last November as deputy general counsel for federal oversight. He previously worked for Ernst and Young, then Raytheon Defense Systems.