Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has announced the appointment of Rob Lindley as Managing Director.
Mr. Lindley will step into the role on 16th April 2018, succeeding Lance Bradley who is standing down after 9 years in the role and 18 years in the company. Mr. Bradley moves into the role of Vice Chairman, assisting Mr. Lindley during the transitional period of change and continuing to drive the growth of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK.
Mr. Lindley brings a wealth of industry experience to the role. He began his automotive career with Ford Motor Company in 1989, progressing to Managing Director of both Mazda Motors in the UK and Sales and Marketing Director (Global) for McLaren Automotive. Most recently, he was the Vice President and Managing Director of Harley-Davidson EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
A graduate of the University of Nottingham, where Mr. Lindley achieved a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with Industrial Economics, and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, he now lives in Ardington, Oxfordshire.
On his appointment, Mr. Lindley said, “I am delighted to be joining Mitsubishi Motors in the UK at such an exciting time, both in terms of important new model launches and as the business merges into, and benefits from, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Since importing its first vehicles in 1974, Mitsubishi Motors has grown to be a highly respected brand in the UK and there is tremendous potential to take it to even greater heights. I am very much looking forward to working to further develop the company and joining its established and very passionate team.”
Lance Bradley, Managing Director Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, added: “Rob is the perfect person to continue the growth of Mitsubishi Motors and under his leadership it will be in very safe hands. He has an excellent record for results and he is someone I have known and respected in the industry for many years. I am very pleased to welcome him to Mitsubishi Motors and look forward to working with him and seeing how the brand evolves under his expert guidance.”