FORMER Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Alison Jones, has exited the business. She has been replaced by Andrew Savvas.
Savvas joins Volkswagen UK from Audi Volkswagen Middle East, where he is currently Brand Director for Volkswagen. He will join Volkswagen UK in Q1 2019.
Australian Savvas started his career at Volkswagen Group in 2012. He joined the Board of Management in Australia as Volkswagen brand representative in 2014, becoming General Manager for Sales and Network Development before moving to his current position in Dubai.
Paul Willis, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group UK, said: “Andrew’s strategic understanding and wide-ranging experience make him an excellent addition to the team, and I am looking forward to watching the Volkswagen brand flourish under his direction.”
Alison Jones, who became Director of Volkswagen in 2016, is moving to a role elsewhere in the industry.
Willis said: “We wish Alison well and thank her for her significant contribution over her 20-year career with the Group.”
The company has seen plenty of changes recently, including the return of Alex Smith to the role of Managing Director of the Volkswagen Group. Smith was Director of Volkswagen Cars before leaving to become MD for Nissan.
Jones replaced Smith as Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars.