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GMAC UK appoints new MD

The firm said the position has been established to further strengthen the automotive business and serve dealers and customers even better.

Tweed will have the responsibility for the retail and wholesale business in the UK and Sweden and report to Erhard (Ed) Paulat, executive vice president for GM Financial in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Ed Paulat commented: “A stronger management is a logical next step aligned with our mission to help GM/Vauxhall and our other business partners in the UK sell more cars. Strengthening the business in significant areas and growing our brand in this important market will also provide an even stronger customer focus and will make us easier to do business with – both for dealers and retail customers.”

Tweed is a chartered accountant and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He joined GM Financial in August 2007 as financial controller. In 2008, he was named chief financial officer, expanding his CFO responsibilities initially to Sweden and then to Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2013.

Denise Buckley, currently director of IO financial systems at GM Financial in the US, will succeed Tweed as CFO for the UK and Sweden, assuming the responsibilities for finance and accounting in both countries.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.