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Patrick McGillycuddy becomes head of group fleet services at Volkswagen

McGillycuddy will take up his new position on 15 February and takes over from Steve Catlin who moves to another senior role within the group in the UK.

McGillycuddy joins from Skoda UK, where he has been head of fleet for the past two and a half years. Prior to joining the Volkswagen Group he held roles at Vauxhall, GM and Peter Vardy.

He will report to Alistair Shields, group commercial services director for the Volkswagen Group.

Commenting on the appointment, Shields said: “Group Fleet Services is the engine room of the Group’s fleet operations and provides services and information at the right time, so that the five brands can maximise their market opportunity. By making the most of group-wide synergies and reducing duplication in administration, data management and systems development, Group Fleet Services frees the brands to concentrate on the ‘front of house’ roles of developing relationships, prospecting and selling vehicles.

“I look forward to Patrick joining the team, and building a strategy to drive the Group Fleet Services function forward in its key task of supporting the individual brands’ ambitious fleet plans.”

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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.