Audi has named James Buxton as its new head of fleet sales for the UK.

Buxton has been promoted from the role of sales operations manager, and brings with him 15 years of automotive sector experience. 

He replaces Tom Brennan, who left the business in the final quarter of 2018 to pursue interests outside the Volkswagen Group. 

Buxton has been with Audi for three years, having also previously been its national used car manager.

He said: “I am relishing the opportunity to continue and build on the great work Tom and his team have already done to exploit the significant potential that exists for Audi in the fleet sector. 

“Supported by that same hugely accomplished team and a raft of highly desirable new models, including the recent A1, Q3 and E-Tron battery electric vehicle, I intend to focus on building relationships and leveraging my commercial knowledge and connections to deliver a fleet offer in every channel that is even more compelling for 2019 and beyond.”

Buxton will report to head of sales operations Peter Brookes, who said: “With a wealth of experience across the industry, James has demonstrated whilst in sales operations an intuitive understanding of the mechanics of the business at every level, and he has a real aptitude for effecting positive change and driving growth. 

“He will be a fantastic addition to the leadership team.”