Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Rachael Thompson as sales director, moving from her previous role as national sales manager for Jaguar.
Thompson will take responsibility for sales operations and planning in the UK, with sales volume expected to hit more than 100,000 units in 2016.
In September 2016, UK sales grew by 31% year-on-year. Thompson will now be responsible for overseeing growth in the private and fleet sectors, boosted by models like the Jaguar XE and Range Rover Evoque.
Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director, said: “With Jaguar Land Rover UK now in the middle of its sixth year of consecutive record sales growth, major new products on the way and massive investment into the retailer network, our sales operations are absolutely crucial.”
As well as four years in her role as national sales manager for Jaguar in the UK, Thompson also brings a total of 23 years working in the automotive industry, including time at Audi, Volkswagen and Ford.
Thompson, added: “I’m delighted to be part of Jaguar Land Rover’s journey and working with the talented team we have here. We have lots of exciting new vehicles coming and a committed network of retailers, all the ingredients are in place to carry on the success we’ve been enjoying in recent years.”