DIRECTOR: Fintan Knight, of Rolls Royce
Fintan Knight has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Rolls Royce Motor Cars.
Mr Knight, who has more than 20years’ experience working for premium and luxury automotive brands in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, will replace Jolyon Nash in June.
He began his career in the automotive industry with BMW Australia and has since worked for companies including Automobili Lamborghini, Audi and Infiniti.
During his 15years with Audi AG, he served in a number of senior executive roles including Managing Director of Audi Ireland and General Manager of Audi Asia and Pacific.
He has also worked extensively in automotive retail markets in Europe and South Africa.
Torsten Muller-Otvos, CEO of Rolls-Royce, said: “We are delighted to welcome Fintan Knight to the Rolls-Royce family.
“His considerable experience provides him with the perfect base to further build and expand on the successes achieved by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars over the past decade.
“Our brand’s global footprint has expanded dramatically over the past few years and the time has come to consolidate and build further business growth on the back of this expansion.
“Fintan is uniquely positioned to lead our sales and marketing team on this journey.
“We are grateful to Jolyon Nash for the substantial, positive contribution he has made to our business over the past five years.
“We wish him well in his new endeavours.”
Mr Nash is leaving to join McLaren Automotive as Executive Director for Global Sales and Marketing, and Member of the Board of Management.
He will report to Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive.
Mr Flewitt said: “Jolyon brings a wealth of experience in sales and marketing developed most recently at another iconic British luxury automotive brand.
“He joins McLaren at an exciting time of sales growth.
“Key objectives will include meeting our sales goals, the advancement of our product strategy and the continued expansion of our global retailer network.”