Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK has appointed Lisa Ford as managing director of Motor Village UK, the £31m-turnover factory-owned dealer group.
Ford is responsible for the UK outlets selling, servicing and supplying parts for the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Abarth Brands.
She has served as UK operations director of Mana Premier Automobiles and its infiniti dealerships and as a market area retail director with Mercedes-Benz UK.
She has also been general sales manager with HR Owen responsible for outlets in Canary Wharf and South Kensington, representing Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus, TVR, MV Agusta and Cagiva franchises
Ford reports hierarchically to Christian Paccussi, who is responsible for Europe Owned Dealers, and functionally to Arnaud Leclerc. She replaces Rob Calver, who has elected to leave FCA to pursue other interests.
Her appointment is one of five announced by FCA UK in a management shake-up. Iain Montgomery joins the company as sales director for Alfa Romeo and Jeep. Iain has worked with the Volkswagen Group and BMW in sales, aftersales and sales planning roles.
Andrew Tracey becomes marketing director, Alfa Romeo and Jeep and James Marsh becomes director, customer experience and commercial training.
He replaces Tim Head, who has elected to leave FCA to pursue other interests and will be working with Tracey throughout September to ensure a smooth transition.
John MacDonald has been appointed as director, MOPAR Service, Parts and Customer Care.