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Ray Sommerville joins Cox Automotive UK as non-executive director

Ray Sommerville has joined Cox Automotive UK, parent company of Manheim, as non-executive director.

Ray Sommerville joins Cox Automotive

Ray Sommerville joins Cox Automotive

Sommerville brings over 25 years in the sector and was most recently chief executive of Perrys, where he helped to grow the dealer group over a 14-year period, more than doubling its turnover and delivering a pre-tax profit of £11 million.

He commented: “I’m really looking forward to working with the fantastic brands within the group. It is a great opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with a connected business that is uniquely positioned in providing automotive solutions right around the vehicle lifecycle.”

Michael Buxton, CEO of Cox Automotive UK and Manheim UK, added: “I’m delighted that Ray will be working with us and am confident that all of our brands will be able to benefit from the wisdom he brings from his significant industry experience.”

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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.