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Martin Barrow-Starkey becomes head of operations at Skoda UK

He replaces Duncan Movassaghi, who has been appointed head of service and parts at Volkswagen UK Passenger Cars, and moves to the Skoda brand from within the Volkswagen Group, where he has most recently been head of group parts operations.

Barrow-Starkey has an engineering background and worked for services and facilities company Carillion for 18 years, serving as sector director for the latter five years, before joining the Volkswagen Group in 2011.

Alasdair Stewart, director of Skoda UK, said: ‘We are sad to see Duncan leave after 40 successful months leading the Skoda Sales department. I would like to thank him for all his efforts and achievements, and wish him good luck in his new role.

‘We are delighted to welcome Martin Barrow-Starkey as his replacement. He is a valued and welcome addition to the Skoda team. The knowledge he has gained from within the Group and from previous external roles will prove invaluable.’

Barrow-Starkey will start his new role on 1st April 2014.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.