Renault Retail Group (RRG) has appointed Len Curran as its new Managing Director. He replaces Stuart Walker, who, after 32 years of loyal service, will leave the Renault group on 22nd April 2013 to pursue other interests. The company would like to thank him for all his efforts and wish him every success in the future.
Len will oversee Renault Retail Group’s Renault and Nissan sites in the UK that now include the recently launched Dacia brand. Len returns to the UK following a two and a half year assignment in India, where he was Vice President, Sales & Marketing. During this time, Renault recorded many firsts, five cars launched in a 15 month window, the fastest growth of a Dealer network crossing 100 within 18 months and the fastest sales growth increasing to a run rate of 7,000 units per month.
Len, 53, has more than 30 years experience in the motor industry, both at dealer and corporate level. Among his previous roles have been stints at Unipart and Fiat, as well as Renault UK’s own Manager, Commercial Operations in 2001. From there, he moved to RRG, formerly REAGROUP UK Limited, Renault’s wholly-owned retail sales operation network, in 2004 as Southern Divisional Director, prior to becoming Director, Commercial Operations at Renault UK for four years from July 2006.
Commenting on his new role, Len said, “I’m excited to be taking on this latest challenge within the Renault Group. Renault has taken tough and courageous decisions in order to weather the effects the economy had on the UK car market. Thanks to this, we now enter 2013 with a new brand in Dacia, the stunning New Clio as well as a range of electric vehicles and Europe’s leading van range. We’ve got a great team at RRG, a great manufacturer team at Renault and a product line up that is outstanding in terms of design, quality and value. I am looking forward to the challenge of 2013 with enthusiasm and optimism.”