Catch up on all the most recent movers and shakers across our industry below…..
Vertu Motors appoint VW Head of Fleet
Vertu Motors’ Richard Lawson has been announced as the new Head of Fleet for Volkswagon Group. Initally joining the group as a Key Account Manager he now has 10 years of experience in the fleet sector.
Audi UK appoints James Buxton
Back in January Audi announced James Buxton as their new Head of Fleet Sales. James has worked in the Automotive Industry for a number of years, the last three of which have been at Audi. Prior to this latest position, he was the brand’s Sales Operations Manager
Alison Jones to join PSA Group in April
The former Volkswagen UK managing director Alison Jones is to take on PSA Group’s managing director role for the Peugeot, Citroën and DS Automobiles brands in the UK.
Whilst with VW she worked across various disciplines, brands and group roles including Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda and Commercial Vehicles.
Ex Ferrari Head of European Sales and Marketing joins Aston Martin
Aston Martin Lagonda has appointed Thomas Kiesele as president of Aston Martin Europe.
Kiesele will be responsible for all brand and sales activities, covering 41 dealers across 19 European markets. Kiesele has worked across a number of luxury brands including Porsche, Bentley and Ferrari for almost 30 years.
Furrows announces sole Managing Director
Dave Farthing is to become MD of Furrows Group after Russ Smith retires.
Farthing was previously the joint managing director of the Shropshire dealer group with Ford, Kia, Mazda and Skoda outlets.
Catherine Perrin returns to Mitsubishi
Perrin first joined Mitsubishi Motors in the UK in 2005 but most recently spent seven years working for Nissan in a number of dealer-related roles.
She now re-joins Mitsubishi as their Regional Network Development Manager.
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