THE new Vehicle Remarketing Association chair is Sam Watkins.
The announcement was made at the VRA’s annual conference at Solihull, November 22, 2018.
She is currently director of sales and marketing at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and has been involved in the motor industry for more than 20 years. Her experience spans vehicle manufacturers and retail dealerships, and more recently technical services.
Sam succeeds Glenn Sturley, who has held the role for two years and has been a member of the VRA since its inception February 2007. He has spent five years as vice chair and will continue to be a board member.
She said: “I’d like to start my time as chair by thanking Glenn wholeheartedly for his service to the organisation over the years. He has done an excellent job.”
The VRA seminar, on “The Challenges of 2019,” attracted more than 120 delegates to Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull.
Sam said: “The Seminar was very well received and is a good illustration of the important role that the VRA holds across the sector, providing essential and timely information that simply allows remarketing professionals to do their job more effectively.
“We are currently formulating our 2019 programme of meetings and will soon announce the subject areas that we will be covering in the first half of the year.”