Stellantis &You, Sales And Services Appoints New Chief Executive

Stellantis &You, Sales And Services Appoints New Chief Executive

19 June 2024

Richard Garbutt has been appointed Chief Executive of Stellantis &You UK, replacing Angela Shepherd, who is leaving to pursue an opportunity outside the Group.  Richard is promoted from his current role of Sales Director, where he has been in position since 2016 overseeing New, Used and Fleet operations.

Having held a number of senior management roles, Richard has experienced the Group’s expansion to include Citroën Retail Group and Go Vauxhall, and more recently Fiat and Abarth. Richard has also been instrumental in the digitalisation of Group’s systems to improve Used Car performance and profitability.

RETAIL EXPERIENCE

Following his degree studies, Richard joined Peugeot in 1994 spending time in Sales, Aftersales and Franchising roles. In 2005 Richard made the move into retail with Robins & Day, starting as Sales Manager, before then acquiring experience and progressing in a variety of roles, including Branch Manage and General Manager.

Richard moved into a Regional Manager role with responsibility for London and Scotland. Richard has witnessed the changing shape of automotive firsthand, shifts in customer purchase requirements, experience and a more recent move to electric and hybrid vehicles.

This experience will prove valuable as Stellantis &You, Sales and Services, continues its multi-franchise expansion plans and focus on customer experience. Following the recent launch of Fiat and Abarth at the West London site and Vauxhall in Selly Oak, Birmingham. A new state of the art, six-brand showroom is also set to open in Bristol in the summer, which will see the Alfa Romeo and Jeep brands added to Stellantis &You UK’s portfolio.

PEOPLE AT OUR CENTRE

Stellantis &You UK recently celebrated the first anniversary of its name change and currently has 24 Peugeot, 17 Citroën, five DS, five Vauxhall, three Fiat and three Abarth new car franchise retailers and seven Distrigo Hubs in 34 locations across the UK.

Following the Group’s rebrand to Stellantis &You, Sales and Services, a focus on people continues that is reflected in the company values, a drive to increase employee engagement and ambition to improve reputation through exceeding customer expectations.

Richard is passionate about continuing the positive journey of the Stellantis &You UK teams with a focus on  engagement and personal development.  Stellantis &You has a strong history of high performance and growth, these remain the key measures of success.

Richard Garbutt, comments, I’m delighted to be appointed. Having been a part of the Group for almost 20 years’ I’ve seen the Group and our teams and people evolve, and I’m passionate about the success of both. We know the challenges of such a dynamic market, but more importantly the opportunities, I look forward to working with the whole team to create success together.”

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