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Renault Retail Group UK to seek new managing director

Renault Retail Group UK has a vacancy for a managing director with the news that Len Curran has been promoted to a European role.

Curran, who was appointed as the UK dealer group's MD in January, has been promoted to director of European Operations at Renault Retail Group, which will put him in control of 85 Renault, Nissan and Dacia sites across 12 countries (excluding France) that sell more than 100,000 new cars annually.

He replaces Olivier Genereux who leaves the company to take up a new post.

Curran has more than 30 years experience in the motor industry, both at dealer and corporate levels, including 22 years in various roles with Renault UK and Renault India.

He said: “I’m excited to be taking on this latest challenge within the Renault Group. The European climate has been challenging for our Industry and Renault has taken tough and courageous decisions in order to weather the effects the economies have had on the European car markets.

"Renault Retail Group has also worked on adapting the businesses to meet these challenges and I am very much looking forward to building on the excellent foundations laid by Olivier Genereux during his tenure."

The incoming RRG UK managing director will be the group's fifth in a decade.

In January Curran replaced Stuart Walker who'd held the MD post since August 2010, when he replaced Ian Plummer, who'd headed RRG UK since November 2006 after replacing Jean-Gabriel Carlier, who'd served for five years during which the group briefly rebranded to REAGroup UK before reverting back.

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  • irishboy4 - 13/07/2013 10:02

    Len Curran a great operator, a great Scot, a great Father, a nice guy and he speaks French as well!