New director for Volkswagen passenger cars

Alex Smith has been appointed director of Volkswagen passenger cars and will take up his new post on 1 July 2014.  He is currently director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and replaces Robert Hazelwood who is to leave after nine years with the Volkswagen Group.

Arnaud Leclerc appointed managing director for Citroen UK

Citroen UK has appointed Arnaud Leclerc as its new managing director.  He joins the UK from Citroen Scandinavia where he was managing director and replaces Linda Jackson who was recently promoted to worldwide head of sales.

Peugeot UK announce appointment of new managing director

Peugeot Motor Company has announced the appointment of Stéphane Le Guevel as their new UK managing director.  He is currently managing director of Peugeot’s China operation and takes up his new position in the UK from April.

Renault UK appoints new Marketing Director

Mihai Bordeanu has been announced as Renault UK’s new Marketing Director following the recent promotion of Phil York and will take up his new post on March 1 when he leaves his current role as Renault Marketing Director in Romania.

BMW appoints new marketing director

BMW UK has announced the appointment of Uwe Dreher as their new marketing director, replacing Chris Brownridge who takes on responsibility for Mini UK.  Mr Dreher was previously head of marketing for BMW i and for its worldwide launch.

Michal Kalina appointed Managing Director of Renault Retail Group

Renault Retail Group has appointed Michal Kalina as its new managing director responsible for the manufacturer owned Renault, Dacia and Nissan sites in the UK. He replaces Len Curran who has been appointed managing director for Renault Retail’s European region.

DVLA appoints a new Chief Executive

Oliver Morley has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and will start his new role in November, replacing Malcolm Dawson.

Morley is currently Chief Executive of The National Archives and has previously worked at Thomson Reuters.

Paul Willcox appointed as new Managing Director for Volkswagen Group UK

Following the recent announcement that Simon Thomas is taking up a new position in Germany with the Volkswagen Group, it has been announced that Paul Willcox will succeed as Managing Director of the UK operation.  Paul Willcox is currently the Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan and will be joining the Volkswagen Group in September.

Audi UK Director to leave

Volkswagen Group UK Limited has announced that Martin Sander, Director of Audi UK, is to leave the business and take up a new position elsewhere in Audi AG, the German parent company, although details have yet to be provided.  This statement comes only a few weeks after the announcement that Simon Thomas is to leave as Group Managing Director.  Martin Sander started with Audi UK in January 2012 so this move marks more significant board room changes within the UK operation.

John Lewis appointed Non-Executive Director at TR Fleet

John Lewis has been appointed as Non-Executive Director at TR Fleet, the fleet specialist consultancy.  TR Fleet offer a range of services from independent fleet advice to driver risk management.  John’s experience and expertise in road and driver safety will bring significant benefits to TR Fleet as they look to improve fleet policies and practices through their Drive Secure programme.  John was Chief Executive of The British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association for 13 years and remains with them as Director of External Affairs.