ASHLEY Andrew has been appointed the new managing director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and takes up his new role immediately.
Ashley, who is 45, takes over from previous MD Steve Zanlunghi, who left after four years in charge of UK operations to head up FCA’s Australian outift.
Andrew brings to a high level of experience in sales, marketing and dealer operations. He has most recently held the role of head of marketing at Skoda, overseeing product, communications, digital and media.
Before that, FCA’s new MD was head of operations at SEAT, and has also held positions at Rolls-Royce, BMW, MINI and Ford.
“I am delighted to be joining FCA at this exciting time,” commented Ashley on his new appointment.
“With award-winning products such as Jeep Renegade, Fiat Tipo and Alfa Romeo Giulia to work with, I’m looking forward to the opportunities ahead and to further growing our business in the UK market.”
Ashley is married with two children and lists cycling, skiing and travel among his interests. He holds a BA Hons in Business & Economics from University of Sheffield and an Executive MBA with Distinction, from Warwick University.