Angela Shepherd has been appointed chief executive of Stellantis & You UK, replacing James Weston.
Weston left the position on June 19 after being appointed to a global role with Stellantis, as vice president of pre-owned vehicle new business development.
Shepherd joins the group, which was formerly named Robins & Day and which was the 12th largest UK motor retailer in the latest AM100, with a wealth of experience and expertise having held senior management positions with Mercedes Benz since 2003.
This includes the position of head of aftersales for 10 years, followed by further roles in training and network operations.
In 2019, Shepherd moved to the role of chief executive of Mercedes-Benz Retail Group, the UK car dealer group owned by Mercedes-Benz, which was broken up by acquisitions by LSH Auto UK, Sandown Motors and Hedin Group
Following her degree studies in modern languages and business, Angela joined Mercedes-Benz UK’s graduate scheme in 1990.
Following several moves within the company across sales operations, including sales planning, and district management roles in both East Anglia and London, Shepherd took up her first management position in 2000 where she played a significant role in the reorganisation of the Mercedes-Benz dealer network into market areas.
Stellantis & You, sales and services, is continuing its multi-franchise expansion plans following the introduction of Fiat and Abarth brands to existing Peugeot and Citroën showrooms in Sale and Birmingham Central.
Guildford has recently extended its facilities for aftersales to include Abarth, Citroën, Fiat and Jeep.
Stellantis & You Chelmsford recently opened its Citroën showroom and a new development for premises in Bristol.
Stellantis & You UK has multi-franchised 18 of its 29 sites currently with Abarth, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Peugeot and Vauxhall Brands.
Shepherd said: ”I’m thrilled to join the group and I am really looking forward to working with my new team and all the challenges of the dynamic market and industry we operate in today.
“I am excited to see the future of our group.”
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