DEKRA Automotive has announced the appointment of Robert Hazelwood as UK managing director.
He has worked in the UK for several brands such as Peugeot, Citroën and Nissan and during a nine-year period at the Volkswagen Group he was brand director of Skoda and then Volkswagen.
Hazelwood has also been CEO of Inchcape UK and UK managing director of BCA Marketplace.
He takes over from Mike Budny, who has moved on to a new role in the global DEKRA organisation, the world’s largest vehicle testing and inspections business which carried out over 26 million vehicle inspections last year.
Hazelwood said: “I’m delighted to be taking on this new role. In a challenging market, I’m confident that DEKRA can continue to provide outstanding customer service and business improvement for its long standing automotive client base.”