Senior management changes at Mazda Motors UK see Steve Jelliss appointed Fleet and Remarketing Director. He moves across from the role of Aftersales Director which he has held for six years, turning aftersales into an even more critical component of both the dealer and Mazda business models.
"Steve has a rich and varied background in the automotive industry which makes him the right man for this job, at this time," comments Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director, Mazda UK. "His new position at Mazda will give Steve a tremendous opportunity to not only develop our growing fleet capabilities to the next level, but also to bring a great aftersales focus to the role, which is a key strength for Mazda and buying reason for our fleet customers."
Jelliss's appointment follows the promotion of previous Fleet and Remarketing Director Peter Allibon to the role of Sales Director after the recent departure of Mark Cameron.
Before joining Mazda as CRM manager in 2004, Jelliss had worked at Ford (in the UK and Germany), Wunderman Europe (part of WPP), and in the UK telemarketing industry.
Now aged 55, Steve is keen on keeping fit and competes in both triathlon and cycling events; he also enjoys golf though admits he can't match Allibon's single-figure prowess.Published 14 April 2011