Ambitious Volvo looks to expand fleet offering
The account development managers (ADM) – Laura Dorsett, Jeanette Griggs, Jane Kelly and Alison Newman – will report to James Shires, Volvo national corporate sales operations manager.
James Shires, Volvo national corporate sales operations manager, said of the appointments: ‘I'm delighted to welcome all four to the team. These roles reflect our dedication to developing relations with the business community which will grow in importance for the brand after the recent launch of the V40 and ahead of the eagerly awaited V60 Plug-in Hybrid.’
The four new appointments are a mix of promotion from within the marque as well as new blood.
Laura Dorsett joined Volvo in 1994 and worked previously as dealer payments manager in the finance team, covering many of the financial transactions between Volvo Car UK and its dealers. Dorsett replaces Kay Saunders who is now campaigns manager of business sales covering the South East of England.
Jeanette Griggs joins after 11 years at Renault UK as a senior area manager when she headed a team handling sales and aftersales. In her new ADM position she takes responsibility for the North East region. Griggs replaces Ian Reger who moves on to a maternity cover role as special vehicles manager.
Jane Kelly has also been at Volvo since 1994 and leaves her previous post as a senior customer relations consultant to take up the ADM role for the Midlands. Kelly joins the business sales team in October and replaces Gavin Moolman who moves on to a newly created position in strategic projects.
Alison Newman, took up her position as Home Counties ADM in September. Newman joins after 10 years at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions as corporate account manager. Newman replaces David Chesterman who moves on to become a dealer performance manager for London and the South East.