VERTU Motors has appointed Andrew Goss to its board with immediate effect.
He has joined it as an independent non-executive director, bringing 39 years of experience in the automotive sector, having held senior roles in Citroen UK, Nissan Europe, Lexus (GB), Toyota (GB), Porsche and most recently Jaguar Land Rover.
Between 2010 and 2013, Goss headed Jaguar Land Rover’s business in North America as its president and chief executive, and between 2013 and 2018 he sat on the Jaguar Land Rover board as global sales operations director. During this time, he also represented Jaguar Land Rover in its joint venture interests in China and its Spark 44 advertising agency.
Vertu chairman Peter Jones said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Andy to the board of Vertu. He has an unmatched wealth of sector experience, and will bring invaluable insights as the board develops and executes its strategy in the coming years.’
Goss said: ‘I have observed Vertu’s development with interest over the last 10 years and I am excited by the opportunity of helping to guide its next period of growth.
‘The next few years will see significant transformation of the automotive sector around new technologies and changing customer behaviours. I believe a proactive group like Vertu can be very well positioned to take advantage of these changes.’
Vertu Motors, which was established in November 2006, is the sixth largest automotive retailer in the UK, with a network of 125 sales outlets across. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu, Farnell and Macklin Motors brand names.