Renault Retail Group UK has appointed Stuart Walker as its new managing director following the recent promotion of Ian Plummer to the role of Renault UK director, Commercial Operations.
Walker has almost 29 years' experience with Renault and has worked as the group's deputy managing director for the past four years. He will also head-up the group's Nissan operations, as well as its used car franchise Autoworld.
He started his career with Renault as sales manager at Renault Manchester, working his way up to Renault Retail's regional director for the Midlands and then the regional director for the Midlands/North West.
He said: "I am thrilled to be taking over at the helm of Renault Retail and continuing the good work that was done under Ian Plummer's leadership. Under his tenure, the group - which is 100% owned by Renault - has achieved its aims of volume and profitability through quality and commitment to the very best customer service.
"We are fortunate in that we have a team of extremely dedicated and highly professional staff throughout our 23 sites. All of them share our strong passion for the brand. Coupled with a strong and innovative product range and its strong reputation for safe and stylish cars and vans, we are in a good position to face the future."