Nissan Motor (GB) Limited has announced the appointment of Andrew Sellars as UK Sales Director.
Andrew Sellars, who recently returned to the UK from Volvo Car Group as Vice President Commercial Operations for the APAC region, started his new role at the beginning of October this year and will be dealing with both light commercial vehicles and cars.
Before starting at Volvo, he held a number of senior roles with Kia Motors UK and Kia Motors Europe, and prior to that, over 18 years of operational dealer experience with roles ranging from salesman through to group head.
Andrew said: “With such a fresh model line-up – having launched three great new models this year and with the ground breaking new LEAF still to come – we are in a great position to address the challenges that today’s market presents. Working hand in hand with our network partners is not only important, but pivotal in my approach, as we look to adapt and evolve our business to maximise the fantastic opportunities that the Nissan brand presents.”
Alex Smith, Managing Director, said “Andrew comes with a proven track record and extensive network and retail experience. I am confident that his wealth of experience and strong network focus will help us build excellent relations with the network, which will prove critical as we look to develop the business in the UK.”
Andrew replaces Darren Payne who has been appointed to the position of Sales Director for Nissan’s Middle East Region, based in Dubai, and responsible for maximising Nissan market share and volume throughout the entire Middle East.
Smith comments: “I would like to thank Darren for the significant contribution he has made to the Renault-Nissan Alliance in the UK over the last 8 years and in particular at NMGB over the past 18 months. Darren has been instrumental in delivering a record market share and volume performance in the close to our last financial year, as well as recording still further market share growth in this financial year. I wish him the very best in his new role for Nissan.”