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Rebecca Stead to lead Honda fleet team

Honda UK’s Rebecca Stead is to move to the role of head of automobile, replacing Phil Webb and assuming responsibility for fleet.

Rebecca Stead will replace Phil Webb as head of automobile, including fleet responsibility

Stead has more than 20 years’ experience at Honda UK, including her current position as head of network and commercial development and previously as head of corporate affairs.

She moves to the new role on 1 April 2020, some 10 months after Webb became responsible for fleet when fleet sales operations manager Marc Samuel moved to Pendragon. At the same time, Webb will move to Honda Motor Europe (HME) as deputy general manager of HME Automobile Division, taking responsibility for strategic and operational planning, marketing, sales operations and logistics in all Honda’s European markets.

Honda UK has also announced that Jean-Marc Streng will take over as managing director on 1 April as current incumbent Dave Hodgetts retires after 30 years of working in both Honda of the UK Manufacturing at Swindon and the UK sales operation.

He will be replaced by Jean-Marc Streng, whose background includes more than 20 years in the automotive industry, of which the last eight years have been spent as general manager of HME Automobile Division.

Streng commented: “I am looking forward to this new challenge and aim to ensure our three UK businesses continue to offer our customers outstanding products and customer service, whilst maintaining the positive relationships with our dealer networks.”

Key developments at Honda in recent months have seen the carmaker accelerate its plans to fully electrify its range, bringing the date forwards three years to 2022 and supported by the recently unveiled hybrid-only Jazz and new ‘e:Technology’ branding.


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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. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.