Ford of Britain announces new roles for three senior executives

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:00
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Ford of Britain today announced new management roles for three of its senior executives.  This follows the appointment of Andy Barratt as chairman and managing director, Ford of Britain, on July 1, 2015, succeeding Mark Ovenden after his appointment as president and CEO, Ford Sollers, the joint venture of Ford Motor Company and JSC Sollers in Russia.

Kevin Griffin is appointed director sales, Ford of Britain, filling the position left vacant by Andy Barratt.  Griffin is currently regional director sales operations, Ford of Europe, and has previously been director fleet operations, Ford of Britain.

Lisa Brankin is appointed director marketing, Ford of Britain, moving from her current position as head of dealer operations and succeeding Anthony Ireson who has been appointed director marketing communications, Ford of Europe.

Paul Singleton, currently manager order fulfilment, Ford of Europe, is taking over Lisa Brankin’s role as head of dealer operations.

Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain’s chairman and managing director, said: “I am delighted to welcome Kevin back to the Ford of Britain team, he will be able to deploy his considerable sales expertise to maximum benefit as we work to grow Ford’s UK sales leadership and maximise the potential of Ford’s latest and newest-ever range of cars and CVs.”

All three appointments are effective from August 1, 2015.

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