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PSA Group announces fleet switch among UK management changes

Date: 06 January 2021   |   Author: Sean Keywood

PSA Group has announced a number of new management changes across its UK operation, including the appointment of Scott Westerby as fleet and used car director.

He replaces Martin Gurney, who is leaving PSA for another company.

Westerby (pictured) is currently head of fleet operations, and has previously worked for the Citroën and Peugeot brands in roles including zone sales manager, national commercial vehicle sales manager, and national corporate sales manager.

The most senior newly-announced appointment is that of Julie David as Peugeot UK managing director.

David is said to have more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, including spells at Ford, Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda, and Jaguar Land Rover, as well as running her own change management and executive coaching company.

She is replacing David Peel, who has decided to leave PSA.

Elsewhere, PSA director for parts and service Richard Dyson is retiring after 34 years with the company, and will be replaced by Mark Pickles, who is currently managing director of Free2Move Lease.

Pickles has previously undertaken a number of senior roles with the Peugeot brand, including most recently that of marketing director.

His role at Free2Move Lease will be filled by Mark Blundell, who is currently marketing director for DS.

PSA Group UK managing director Alison Jones said: "I am delighted to welcome Julie to PSA. She brings a wide range and depth of automotive experience to the role, positioning her well to lead the next exciting chapter for Peugeot in the UK. 

"I want to thank warmly David, Richard and Martin for their highly valuable contributions to the success of PSA in their respective careers with us and I wish them every success in their next ventures. 

"I also wish Mark Blundell, Mark Pickles and Scott Westerby the very best for their new roles, great career developments for each of them."