Federico Izzo has been appointed as director for Mini UK and Ireland.

Izzo, who will assume his new role on 1 May, moves from his previous position as managing director of BMW Group Czech Republic.

He has worked for BMW Group since 2007, and brings experience from a career which started with Mazda in Italy in 2002.

In his new role, Izzo succeeds David George, who is moving to become president and CEO of BMW Group Canada.

Izzo said: “Mini will become an all-electric brand in the early 2030s and its future product strategy is incredibly exciting. 

“I’m really looking forward to working with the Mini team in the UK and our passionate network partners, to further enhance the brand’s appeal amongst both current and new customers alike.”