Polestar names new UK and Ireland MD

Polestar has appointed Matt Galvin to lead the brand in the UK and Ireland.

He joins after more than 20 years in the automotive industry, having held senior roles at Mercedes Benz UK, Volvo UK, Nio UK, and most recently a Polestar global sales role, and will succeed Jonathan Goodman, who has announced he will retire after seven years at Polestar.

Galvin said:

“I am delighted to be taking the role of managing director of Polestar UK and Ireland at such a pivotal time for the brand. As we move from a single car line-up to a three-car brand, and with bold plans for growth over the next few years, it couldn’t be more exciting time to be assuming the role. I very much look forward to working with the existing Polestar UK and Ireland teams and we wish Jonathan a long and healthy retirement.”


Kristian Elvefors, head of commercial, added: “We are delighted to welcome Matt into his new role. The UK is a key market for Polestar, and we look forward to seeing the brand go from strength to strength as we expand from a one to three-car company this year.”

Meanwhile, Goodman said: “It has been a privilege to help shape the future of Polestar during its formative years with such strong growth in both sales and brand awareness. We have achieved so much over the past seven years and I have had the honour to work with a first-class team who I wish to thank for their collaboration and fabulous working spirit over the years.”