Ian Plummer has resigned from Renault UK as commercial operations director, with effect from 31 December. Formerly MD of Renault Retail Group, he led a strong resurgence in the companys results, most recently achieving a return to a 5% market share last year.
Darren Payne has been appointed as sales director for Renault UK. Formerly director for fleet and commercial vehicle operations, Payne now heads a sales department combining the previously separate commercial operations (sales network and franchising operations) and fleet and commercial vehicle operations departments.
Fisker Automotive has selected Richard Beattie for its newly-created role of chief commercial officer. Previously vice-president of marketing, sales, and service at Lincoln Mercury, Beattie will take responsibility for Fisker Automotives global marketing, sales and customer service divisions.
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Drive Software Solutions
Vehicle leasing systems house Drive Software Solutions has appointed Paul Garvin as director of professional services.
Garvin has a 25-year background in international banking systems and consultancy, having worked at director level for Deloitte, American Express and Sofgen.
Drive has also appointed Alan Leakey as development director. He brings 30 years of experience in building and leading IT developments, particularly around international banking in his work for BIS Banking Systems and Barclays Wealth.
Volkswagen Fleet Services
Andy Stuart has been appointed to the role of planning and strategy manager for Volkswagen Fleet Services, having previously worked as a regional fleet manager for the company. He succeeds Trevor Phillips, who has taken on a new position within koda.