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New managing director for Subaru and Isuzu

VEHICLE manufacturer Subaru has appointed Peter Kinnaird as managing director of Subaru and Isuzu.

Kinnaird has been with the I.M. Group, which distributes Subaru and Isuzu in the UK, for five years, including roles as director of overseas operations and director of business development.

He has also held several senior positions in the UK motor industry including roles at BMW, Alfa Romeo, Daihatsu and Land Rover. Kinnaird succeeds Sam Burton, who has left to join Mondial Assistance. Additional changes to the group include the promotion of Andrew Edmiston to managing director of I.M. Group and Ed Swatman will continue as chief executive officer but will hand over day-to-day control of Subaru and Isuzu to Kinnaird.

  • FLEET management group Velo has recruited Jay Gorasia to head its marketing team. Gorasia joins Velo which also provides services such as daily rental and accident management and employee car ownership schemes, from Godfrey Davis Contract Hire. He worked at Godfrey Davis for seven years with his final role being marketing manager. In his new role Gorasia will be responsible for managing the Velo brand, initiating the company’s entry into new markets, developing and introducing new products and developing Velo’s e-commerce strategy.

  • VOLKSWAGEN Financial Services (VWFS) has appointed Graham Wheeler as joint managing director. He will work alongside the group’s other joint managing director Bryan Marcus and replaces Geoffrey Banks, who has moved to the position of regional manager for VWFS Asia-Pacific. Wheeler joined the company in 1995.
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