Rod on McLeod nine after VW appointment

Volkswagen UK has named Rod McLeod as new director. He will take up his new role in January.

He succeeds Andrew Savvas, who moves to Volkswagen in North America in a new role of executive vice president of sales and marketing, Volkswagen brand, and chief sales and marketing officer, North American Region.

McLeod said: “Volkswagen has transformed itself in recent years into the leading volume brand for e-mobility, digitalisation and sustainability, and I am really looking forward to working with the UK team as we accelerate that dramatic change still further. It is an incredibly exciting time to re-join the Volkswagen brand.”

Volkswagen Group UK managing director, Alex Smith, said: “Rod’s expertise and wide-ranging experience across the whole business will prove invaluable as Volkswagen takes the lead in the fields of electric vehicles, digital capability, carbon-neutrality and autonomous driving technology. I can think of nobody better to lead the brand during this dynamic and fast-paced time.”