• Louise joins the leadership team at Volvo Car Financial Services UK as Commercial Director, succeeding Chris Eady
• Appointment effective from 1 February 2023
• Andy Jones also joined VCFSUK as National Sales Manager from 3 January 2023
Volvo Car Financial Services UK (VCFSUK) is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise O’Sullivan as the company’s new Commercial Director.
Louise takes up her new position today (1 February 2023), joining from the Renault Group where she held senior roles as Director of Network Operations and Marketing Director. She takes up the reins from Chris Eady, who joined Volvo six years ago as Head of Network and Distribution Strategy, and has led the commercial function at VCFSUK since the company’s inception in 2021.
VCFSUK is the provider of retail and wholesale funding for Volvo Cars’ UK retail network, as well as Polestar and LEVC. The company provides competitive finance products for customers purchasing new and used vehicles. It was established in early 2021 as a 50:50 joint venture between Volvo Cars and Santander Consumer (UK) to provide quick responses to changing market dynamics.
Steve Catlin, VCFSUK Managing Director, commented: “Louise brings great experience and insights to our company at a critical time. Our industry is transforming to a new agency model, changing the role played by financial services. This calls for leadership in making informed and effective commercial decisions – a quality that Louise has demonstrated superbly. I’m sure she will make an invaluable contribution to our work with Volvo Cars, Polestar and LEVC.”
Louise said: “Volvo Cars, Polestar and LEVC are some of the most exciting and progressive brands on the market, and I am looking forward to helping design and deliver financial services that perfectly address the diverse and changing needs of consumers as they adopt to new vehicle usage and ownership models.”
Another VCFSUK senior management change is the appointment of Andy Jones as National Sales Manager. Andy took up his position on 3 January 2023 and joined the company from the VW Group where he was most recently Area Sales Manager for the Audi brand.
In his new role, Andy will work closely with Louise and the entire Volvo retailer network to support the overall finance proposition from VCFSUK and the transition to the new agency model.