New MD for Fiat Chrysler UK and Ireland

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Arnaud Leclerc has been appointed managing director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK & Ireland.

He takes up his new role immediately and succeeds Ashley Andrew, who has left the company.

Leclerc will oversee operations for all FCA functions and brands throughout the UK and Ireland, and reports directly to Alfredo Altavilla, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ CEO for the EMEA region.

Leclerc has previously held a number of senior management roles in Britain and across Europe, including France, Scandinavia and Croatia. He most recently held the roles of deputy director general of PSA Groupe UK, and DS brand development director UK.

He holds a Master’s degree in Economics and gained a Master Marketing diploma from University of Paris Dauphine.

Leclerc said: “I am delighted to be joining FCA UK at a very exciting time for the company. I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead.”

Official figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show Fiat’s UK sales were down 27% during 2017 to 44,475 units, while Jeep sales fell 55% to 6,380.

Sales for its sporty Abarth brand were up 12% to 4,441, while Alfa Romeo grew 2% to just under 5,000 units.