Groupe PSA UK Managing Director Alison Jones Appointed SMMT Vice President
The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) has appointed Groupe PSA UK’s Managing Director, Alison Jones, as its new Vice President.
Since being appointed as MD of Groupe PSA UK in early 2019, Jones’ work leading the brand, which comprises of Peugeot, Citroën and DS Automobiles, has caught the eye of the SMMT, who are keen to welcome her input into the organisation’s direction and strategic decisions. Jones will perform the duties of Vice President for the SMMT alongside her daily commitments to Groupe PSA UK.
Her new appointment as Vice President of the SMMT will involve Jones playing a leading role in developing the SMMT’s corporate strategy throughout the year. This work includes input on business strategy, budget memberships and affiliation applications.
Alison Jones has long supported the work of the SMMT, and will be welcomed in the role by two other new Vice Presidents, Glenn Saint, Chief of Commercial Vehicles, Arrival and Micheal Flanagan, Vice President, Commercial Group, Adient.
Alison Jones, said: “I am pleased to accept the appointment as Vice President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders. It is a pivotal time in our industry to be taking on this role – not only is the global automotive industry undergoing huge amounts of technological advancements, changing customer expectations and regulatory change, but we also have the unique challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic and Brexit happening at same time.
“The SMMT is our industry voice with governments and members, with a critical role to play to represent and drive our industry interests for the benefit of our members, industry and country economy.”
SMMT Chief Executive, Mike Hawes, said, “I am delighted that Alison has joined our team of vice presidents for 2021 as her wide-ranging industry experience will be invaluable. With the sector looking to recover from the damage caused by coronavirus while dealing with the shift to electrification and a fundamental change in overseas trading relationships, Alison will help provide strategic direction and business acumen at what is a critical time for the UK’s automotive sector.”
Jones’ appointment as Vice President of the SMMT will commence on Tuesday 1st December.
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About Groupe PSA
Groupe PSA designs unique automotive experiences and delivers mobility solutions to meet all customer expectations. The Group has five car brands, Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall and provides a wide array of mobility and smart services under the Free2Move brand. Its ‘Push to Pass’ strategic plan represents a first step towards the achievement of the Group’s vision to be “a global carmaker with cutting-edge efficiency and a leading mobility provider sustaining lifetime customer relationships”. An early innovator in the field of autonomous and connected cars, Groupe PSA is also involved in financing activities through Banque PSA Finance and in automotive equipment via Faurecia.