Angus Haig is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Cox Automotive.
Appointed in 2018, Angus partners closely with the Cox Automotive executive team and cross functional leadership teams to determine the company’s overall risk mitigation strategy and support its operations.
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and its family of brands (including Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto®, Clutch, Pivet and Xtime®) are driven by passion for innovation and new forms of mobility to propel the industry forward. From inventory and operations to sales, service and new forms of consumer mobility, we’re helping our clients thrive in this rapidly changing marketplace. Our solutions are revolutionizing the way Dealers, OEMs, Car Shoppers, Lenders and Mobility Providers navigate the future of technology in the automotive industry across 5 continents.
Cox Automotive revenues exceed $8 billion and is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.
Mr. Haig was formerly the International General Counsel - Asia Pacific for The Coca-Cola Company.
He is a seasoned International General Counsel with over 28 years of extensive global legal and business experience (19 years with The Coca-Cola Company) who has lived and worked overseas in Asia Pacific, Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and the United States. A proven, proactive, hands on Leader and People Manager, he prides himself on providing pragmatic commercial, strategic and innovative legal counsel and solutions to complex and day-to-day business issues and objectives. He has deep experience in partnering closely with Senior business executives and cross functional Leadership Teams such as Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Risk Management, Marketing, M&A, Tax and Public/Government Affairs. He is also skilled in efficiently solving legal, regulatory and business issues across multiple jurisdictions while taking account of diverse cultural sensitivities and implications.
Mr. Haig began his career in Adelaide, South Australia, where he was born. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree and his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Adelaide. After working as an Associate to a Supreme Court Judge then as a solicitor in Adelaide for several years he moved to Sydney, Australia and joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1998 as Division Marketing Counsel for Coca-Cola South Pacific. In 2001 he completed a short-term assignment in Shanghai, China, and upon return to Australia was promoted to Region Counsel for Coca-Cola Australia. Shortly thereafter he moved to London for three years as Group Marketing Counsel for Coca-Cola Europe, Eurasia, and Middle East before moving back to Sydney to become Division General Counsel for Coca-Cola South Pacific and Korea.
In late 2006, Mr. Haig moved from Australia to The Coca-Cola Company headquarters in Atlanta as Senior Managing Counsel responsible for Global Marketing, Worldwide Licensing, Food Law, Environment & Sustainability, Occupational Health & Safety, Technical & Regulatory. In December 2013 he was promoted to International General Counsel Asia Pacific Group and General Counsel Japan and relocated to Tokyo Japan.
Angus currently serves on the Board of the International Dyslexia Association and its Ethics & Standards Committee and its Nominations & Governance Committee. He is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Howard School (a school specializing in educating children with Learning Differences/Disabilities) in Atlanta.