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Sunday 21 September 2014

Simon Elliott to leave Volkswagen Group Ireland

Published 07/08/2014 | 09:59

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6/08/2014 : DUBLIN : Pictured was Simon Elliott, new managing director of MAN UK. Picture Robbie Reynolds.
6/08/2014 : DUBLIN : Pictured was Simon Elliott, new managing director of MAN UK. Picture Robbie Reynolds.

Volkswagen Group Ireland Managing Director, Simon Elliott is to leave his position to take up a new role in the UK.

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Mr. Elliott has led the charge of the Volkswagen Group in Ireland when he started in 2011 bringing the company to a 27% market share for cars and 25% of the Commercial vehicle market. The Volkswagen brand voted as the most reputable company in Ireland in 2014.

Internally the company is acknowledged as one of Ireland’s best workplaces in both 2013 and 2014, Great Places To Work.

In a statement Mr. Elliott said “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Ireland and it was very rewarding to see the improvements we were able to make and the impact we achieved with the company in such a short space of time,’ said Elliott. “This is a very special country, the motor industry here faces a unique set of challenges through its harsh taxation regime, but I have loved my time here and my family and I will miss Ireland immensely.”

Simon Elliott will take up a new role in early September as Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.

 

"The imminent arrival of Simon Elliott is a huge boost for us all. His background and obvious enthusiasm will enable him to hit the ground running, and he will have the unwavering support of everyone at MAN Truck & Bus UK as we go about building the business together," said Adrian Sargent Chief Financial Officer, MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.

 

A successor to Simon Elliott will be announced in the near future.

I'm sure it won't be the last we hear of Simon on this side of the Channel and we wish him all the best in the future.

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