New commercial director for Volvo Car Financial Services UK
01 February 2023
| Author: Sean Keywood
Volvo Car Financial Services UK (VCFSUK) has announced the appointment of Louise O’Sullivan as commercial director.
O’Sullivan has joined from Renault Group, where she worked as director of network operations and marketing director, and replaces Chris Eady, who held the role since the company’s inception in 2021.
VCFSUK provides funding for Volvo Cars’ UK retail network, as well as Polestar and LEVC. It is a joint venture between Volvo Cars and Santander Consumer (UK).
VCFSUK managing director Steve Catlin said: “Louise brings great experience and insights to our company at a critical time. Our industry is transforming to a new agency model, changing the role played by financial services.
“This calls for leadership in making informed and effective commercial decisions – a quality that Louise has demonstrated superbly.
“I’m sure she will make an invaluable contribution to our work with Volvo Cars, Polestar and LEVC.”
O’Sullivan said: “Volvo Cars, Polestar and LEVC are some of the most exciting and progressive brands on the market, and I am looking forward to helping design and deliver financial services that perfectly address the diverse and changing needs of consumers as they adopt to new vehicle usage and ownership models.”
VCFSUK has also appointed Andy Jones as national sales manager. Formerly area sales manager for Audi, he is set to work closely with O’Sullivan and the entire Volvo retailer network to support the overall finance proposal from VCFSUK and the transition to the new agency model.