Smith returns to VW

Alex Smith is to return to Volkswagen Group UK as managing director in the New Year, replacing Paul Willis who is leaving the company.

Smith re-joins the Group from Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, where he has been managing director since 2016. This announcement follows the resignation of Willis, who is to pursue a new opportunity outside the Volkswagen Group following five years as managing director and, previously, as a director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars.

Alex said, ‘I am very pleased to be returning to Volkswagen Group UK, especially at such a challenging yet exciting time for both the company and the automotive industry in general. Thanks to huge levels of investment, particularly in the field of e-mobility, the Group is well positioned for a strong future.”