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Jeremy Hicks joins Jaguar Land Rover

Jeremy Hicks has left Audi to become the new managing director of Jaguar Land Rover UK.

Hicks's appointment brings the UK organization in line with other global markets and brings each region under the leadership of a single, dual brand, managing director. He will report directly to Phil Popham, director, group sales operations, Jaguar Land Rover. His position is effective from November 1, 2011.

Hicks began his career with Vauxhall in the UK, performing a range of roles including sales operations director and sales and marketing director for aftersales. He then spent a short period in automotive consultancy before joining VW Group UK, where he carried out a number of senior roles. In 2005 he took up the position from which he joins Jaguar Land Rover – managing director, Audi UK.

He said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to lead two iconic brands in their home market. Both Jaguar and Land Rover have their strongest ever product line up and I am very much looking forward to working with the JLR team to achieve continued success in the UK market."

Geoff Cousins, who is managing director of Jaguar UK, is appointed as director, Jaguar Global Sponsorships & Partnerships. In this new role he will lead Jaguar's Global efforts in sponsorship, partnerships and alliances in support of the brand strategy, including building on the exciting Jaguar 'Academy of Sport' concept, developed through his tenure in the UK.

Colin Green, who is managing director, Land Rover UK, is appointed to the position of director, Global Dealer Operations. In this new role he will have responsibility for long range retail strategy, growth of dealer development and internationalisation of distribution, dealer capability and global sales programmes.

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  • Rob Chisholm, Applewood Vehicle Finance Ltd - 08/11/2012 13:19

    It is no surprise or co-incidence then that Landrover are now beginning to starve the UK market of cars - Mr.Hicks clearly learnt his lessons well while at Audi in this regard. What else can explain why the UK LR dealer network have seen their allocations slashed. Orders placed in good faith and already in the pipeline have been put back by over two months. So a vehicle ordered in August 2012, expected for delivery in November 2012, will now not be made available until February 2013. And that Mr.Joe Public (UK) is how this manufacturer treats you ... with disdain and contempt.

  • hans wagner/ceo N1 Television - 08/04/2015 12:15

    im sad, that it isn´t impossible to pick up my new landcover disco sport in july at the factory. maybe that this is the last land rover on my companies, cause picking up the car ist in germany mercedes, porsche, bmw possible.

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