Franklin has over 30 years’ experience in the motor industry, most recently with Inchcape. In seven years with the company he held the posts of regional director, Inchcape Automotive Europe; managing director, Inchcape UK; and European regional director, Inchcape Motors International. He was previously at Rover Group for over 20 years, holding a variety of positions including managing director of Rover France and of Rover Germany. He began his career at Ford.
Franklin reports to JATO founder and chairman Jake Shafran and is based at the company’s worldwide HQ in Harrow, near London. The appointment follows the recent announcement of a major new regional office in Tokyo as the company expands operations in key markets.