Volkswagen UK boss Paul Willis is moving to Kia to head up the company’s European operation.

Willis (pictured) leaves his position as VW UK managing director to become Kia Motors Europe chief operating officer on 1 February, with Skoda UK director Chris Craft replacing him at Volkswagen.

Craft, who had previously worked at Volkswagen prior to taking the top job at Skoda, returns to the parent company on 1 March. There’s no word yet on who will replace Craft at Skoda.