JAMES Douglas is the newly appointed Head Of Sales Operations at Volkswagen UK, effective June.
Prior to that Douglas was Head Of Fleet for Audi having joined from a similar board position at Nissan.
Commenting on his new appointment, Douglas said:
“I couldn’t be more excited to join Volkswagen Passenger Cars right now – the brand is at a crucial stage in its history, firmly on its way to transitioning towards an electric future thanks to the ID.3 and ID.4. Our retailers have played a key part in this, helping to propel the brand to the top of the sales charts in March 2021, with consistently high performance, and fantastic customer focus. I can’t wait to work with them all and continue this success as even more exciting models arrive and continue to delight our customers.”
Andrew Savvas, Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, said that Douglas’s contribution to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles over the last four years has been transformative for the brand – “in particular he has enhanced the operational capability of the network, developed a weather-resistant network, and initiated the fleet agency model for the brand”.
Douglas, who has been Head of Sales Operations for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles since 2017, replaces Patrick McGillycuddy who has moved elsewhere in the automotive industry,.
Savvas added that he wished Patrick McGillycuddy well, thanking him for helping launch the ID. family of electric cars.