15 Jan 20

Volkswagen appoints new UK head of fleet

Nick O'Neil, VW UK's new head of fleet - Feb 2020

Experienced VW group executive Nick O’Neill has been appointed as Volkswagen UK’s new head of fleet to oversee VW’s fleet team.

Reporting to head of sales operations Patrick McGillycuddy, O’Neill’s role becomes effective as of 1st February 2020 and he replaces Michael O’Shea who moved to the role of group head of eCommerce at the end of 2019.

Used car and sales operations at Skoda

O’Neill began working at Volkswagen Financial Services in 2002, where he undertook various roles before transferring to Volkswagen Group UK in 2013. He has spent the past four years working across both the used car and sales operations teams at Škoda.

Speaking about his new role, in which he will be responsible for leadership for the fleet team and fleet function within the brand, he said:

“The fleet sector is vital for any major automotive brand in the UK, and for me, the prospect of providing Volkswagen’s renowned products and services to our fleet customers is hugely exciting. I look forward to working with the factory, the board of management, the Network and, of course, our customers.”

Authored by: Alison Pittaway