Aston Barclay strengthens senior management team with raft of new appointments

Aston Barclay has announced a series of people changes that will further enhance support for its buyers and optimise vendor performance.

Following the past 18 months of establishing a new sales team and building the vendor base, Mark Hankey, Chief Revenue Officer, is transitioning to a more flexible working arrangement.

He will continue to support the sales team which is led by current Director of Sales Nick Thompson. Nick now assumes a leadership role within the Aston Barclay senior leadership team and will work with Mark to welcome a growing number of new vendors to the business.

Meanwhile, Aston Barclay welcomes Sean Russell as its new Director of Marketing. Sean brings a wealth of B2C and B2B marketing experience across various industries and has been tasked with further building the Aston Barclay and The Car Buying Group (TCBG) brands within their relevant business sectors.

Justin Lane who is currently Aston Barclay’s Chief Operating Officer, now takes on the role of Chief Customer Officer. He will provide dedicated leadership to support the sale of over 100,000 cars and vans annually by delivering industry-leading customer service and results.

Lisa Grimsley joins the company as its new Group Chief Operating Officer following extensive experience in the auction business with both BCA and Aston Barclay. Lisa will oversee all group operations including auctions, logistics and refurbishment. Lisa will also take on operational accountability for running TCBG, the group’s successful consumer car buying service.

With effect from today Tom Marley has left the business by mutual agreement in order to pursue other opportunities. Tom passes on his best wishes to the Company and those he has worked with over the last nine years and Aston Barclay wishes him the best for the future.

Leading the new-look Aston Barclay Group is Executive Chairman Greg MacLeod who provides continuity for both shareholders and employees.

He said: “These management team changes reflect the group’s commitment to growth and delivering exceptional customer service. We are confident they will help us focus on pulling the key levers that drive performance for our group and customers.”

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