Polestar has announced the appointment of Matt Galvin as its new Managing Director for the UK and Ireland, effective 1st July 2024. Galvin, who brings 20 years of automotive industry experience, has previously held senior roles at Mercedes-Benz UK, Volvo UK, Nio UK, and most recently served in a global sales role at Polestar.

Galvin’s appointment follows Jonathan Goodman’s retirement announcement after seven years in senior management positions with the EV brand.

“I am delighted to be taking the role of Managing Director of Polestar UK and Ireland at such a pivotal time for the brand,” Galvin stated. “As we move from a single-car line-up to a three-car brand, and with bold plans for growth over the next few years, it couldn’t be a more exciting time to be assuming the role. I very much look forward to working with the existing Polestar UK and Ireland teams, and we wish Jonathan a long and healthy retirement.”

Kristian Elvefors, Head of Commercial, welcomed Galvin’s appointment, saying, “We are delighted to welcome Matt into his new role. The UK is a key market for Polestar, and we look forward to seeing the brand go from strength to strength as we expand from a one to three-car company this year.”

Reflecting on his retirement, Jonathan Goodman said, “It has been a privilege to help shape the future of Polestar during its formative years with such strong growth in both sales and brand awareness. We have achieved so much over the past seven years, and I have had the honour to work with a first-class team who I wish to thank for their collaboration and fabulous working spirit over the years.”

Polestar is owned by Geely Holding Group, a company primarily involved in the automotive industry and privately owned by Chinese entrepreneur Li Shufu.

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