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Careers: How are you settling in?

James Hopkins, fleet and remarketing director, Mazda Motors UK.

  • How are you finding your new role?
    Hugely enjoyable. We have an enthusiastic team at Mazda UK and a very good base within fleet sales.

  • What is your background?
    Initially in finance, including running Mazda Credit for two years. This led to my previous role of heading up Ford Financial in Hungary last year until my return to Mazda UK as fleet and remarketing director in January 2007.

  • How does working in the UK compare to Hungary?
    The market is much more developed.

  • What plans do you have for Mazda this year?
    To continue the excellent residual value position that Mazda enjoys with the whole team focused on conducting business in channels that help protect our long-term RVs.

  • What challenges will you be facing this year?
    We need to get our dealers better engaged at a local SME level.

  • How do you relax at weekends?
    I enjoy spending time with my family and catching up with the kids. I also love sport.
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