Ford has appointed Owen Gregory director, fleet operations for its UK organisation. Gregory will join Ford of Britain, succeeding Nick Themistocleous who retired last month.

Gregory joined Ford in 1999 as a graduate, and has held many positions across the company, including UK dealer and consumer marketing manager, and UK product marketing manager.

He also served as European brand manager for Focus, C-MAX, and Kuga in Germany from 2014.

Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: “Owen is ideally suited to this position and will be a great addition to our team,”

“He brings a fresh perspective to the role with his extensive knowledge of our Ford dealer network and background in both Ford of Britain and Ford of Europe operations.”