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Stellantis announces shake-up former PSA and FCA UK leadership teams

Alison Jones, Stellantis Country Manager UK

Stellantis has revealed the details of a restructured leadership structure for its range of former PSA Group and FCA Group car brands.

Under the changes Alison Jones is appointed as Stellantis Country Manager and senior vice-president for Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth, Jeep and Alfa Romeo in the UK. 

Paul Willcox, as previously reported by AM, is group managing director and senior vice-president for Vauxhall Motors. 

Both Jones and Willcox report to Maxime Picat, chief operating officer, Enlarged Europe, at Stellantis.

Arnaud Leclerc, global head of brand strategy and performance, Alfa RomeoFormerly FCA Group UK managing director, Arnaud Leclerc is appointed global head of brand strategy and performance for Alfa Romeo, reporting to Alfa Romeo chief executive Jean-Philippe Imparato.

He had assumed the position of head of Alfa Romeo, for Europe, Middle East and Africa alongside his existing role last March.

Other former PSA and FCA management posts are unaffected by the change of structure within Stellantis in the UK.

Damien Dally remains as country manager for Alfa Romeo and Jeep and Greg Taylor as country manager for Fiat and Abarth (following his appointment last month) as Citroen UK managing director Eurig Druce remains in position alongside the recently-appointed Peugeot UK MD Julie David and DS Automobiles managing director Jules Tilstone.

All of the above will report directly to Jones.

Jones and Leclerc take up their new appointments effective immediately, Stellantis said in a statement issued this afternoon (March 4).

Jones was appointed as group managing director of Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles in the UK and senior vice-president for Groupe PSA in February 2019.

Jones was previously managing director for Volkswagen UK, is a vice-president for the Institute of Customer Service and has recently been appointed as vice-president for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Vauxhall Motors managing director, Paul WillcoxWillcox joined Groupe PSA in July 2019 as head of the Eurasia region.

Prior to that assignment, he held various senior management positions in the automotive industry in the UK and Europe at Nissan and the VW Group.

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