Škoda has appointed Matt Hattersley as national fleet sales manager and James Watson as regional contract and leasing manager for the south.
In his new position, Hattersley will report directly to Škoda’s head of fleet, Henry Williams, and will be responsible for the coordination of the corporate fleet sales team, driving the sales volume with existing customers and expanding the business into new sectors.
Hattersley has worked in the Volkswagen Group for the last six years holding a number of key senior positions. He said: “Škoda has made great strides over the past few years; outward perception to the brand has shifted significantly and the new model line-up for fleet is attracting new customers every day.
“With a year that has seen the introduction of Kodiaq to the SUV segment, and with Karoq due soon, it’s an exciting time to join the brand. On top of this, I look forward to driving sales and providing the excellent level of support and service that fleet customers expect.”
James Watson has taken over the role as contract hire and leasing manager for the southern region.
Having worked within Volkswagen passenger cars and latterly Volkswagen Financial Services Fleet, this is familiar territory for Watson. He said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Škoda fleet team at such an exciting stage of the brand’s growth. I look forward to using my experience to build on our relationships and collaborative approach in becoming the manufacturer of choice for fleet funders and customers alike.”
Williams said: “We are already at a turning point for the brand with the introduction of new vehicles and an ever-increasing market share. The next five years will be crucial for Škoda as we further develop our fleet strategy and begin to introduce hybrid and electric vehicles. I’m confident Matt and James will help to shape a positive future for the brand.”