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Paul Willis to take over as Managing Director of Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Ltd

Press Release   •   Dec 20, 2013 09:34 GMT

Milton Keynes / Wolfsburg, 20 December 2013:  Paul Willis is to take over as Managing Director of Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Ltd from 1 February 2014, replacing Paul Willcox who leaves the company with immediate effect.

Willis headed up the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand between February 2000 and 2008.  Since then he has worked as Managing Director for Volkswagen Group Ireland, while his most recent role, which he has held since June 2011, was as Chief Operating Officer, Sales and Marketing, for ŠKODA China.  Before joining Volkswagen in 2000, Willis had gained a wealth of automotive industry experience, having worked for BMW, Mazda, Toyota and Ford. 

Commenting on his new appointment, Willis said: ‘I’m delighted to be returning to the Volkswagen Group in the UK.  The Group is going from strength to strength and now holds close to a 20 per cent share of the UK car market.’

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For further information please contact the Volkswagen Group press office on 01908 601187 or email kate.thompson@volkswagen.co.uk.

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Volkswagen Group UK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Europe’s largest carmaker and one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers.  From its UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, it controls the sourcing, marketing and distribution of all vehicles and parts in the UK for Volkswagen Group vehicles, including Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA cars. 

Volkswagen UK is one of the country’s largest importers, accounting for almost one in ten of every car sold. The company sells a wide range of vehicles which range from compact city cars through the best-selling and renowned Golf, Polo and Beetle models, to luxury saloons and 4x4s. 

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