Lookers has appointed Andrew Hall to the new role of group business development director.
A veteran of the company, having started working at Lookers as a trainee assistant in the VAG Oldham showroom and laterally working as a franchise director, he will head up the group’s strategy on electric vehicles and sustainability.
Duncan McPhee, chief operating officer, said: “The automotive industry is undergoing a period of profound change and transition.
“As Lookers embarks on an exciting, new period of growth and innovation, our ambition is to play a leading role in the sustainability agenda within our industry and beyond, with a particular focus on electric vehicles.
“This new role will be crucial to the Group’s future success in a rapidly changing landscape by challenging people and processes to optimise performance and achieve competitive advantages. A long-standing member of the Lookers team, Andrew lives and breathes our company’s values, making him the right person to lead us on this exciting next phase of our journey.”
Hall said:” Having gone from starting my career in a Lookers showroom to becoming a franchise director, I am very proud to be given the opportunity to take up this newly created role in what will be a defining period of change and innovation for our company and the wider industry.”
Earlier this month, Lookers announced the appointment of Chris Whittaker as Chief People Officer and Paul van der Burgh as a non-Executive Director.
Lookers represents 32 vehicle manufacturers, selling and servicing a wide range of new and used vehicles from a network of 129 dealerships in the UK and Ireland.
Lookers is ranked two in the Motor Trader Top 200 with annual turnover of £4.8bn.