Volvo Car UK has named Jon Wakefield as its permanent managing director, effective immediately.

Wakefield has been managing director on a permanent basis, having worked as ‘acting’ managing director since July.

Wakefield first joined Volvo Car UK in 2012 as sales director, and has succeeded Nick Conner, who has become chief executive Polestar, Volvo’s performance division.

Before joining Volvo, Wakefield worked in a number of business development and sales roles at companies including Lex, Fiat Group, Porsche, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Chrysler and Inchcap. He also worked at Volvo Cars UK as business development consultant at Volvo Car UK in the 90s.