BMW Group Ireland has announced its new Managing Director, Helen Westby. Effective from 1 April 2023, Helen takes over from Kevin Davidson, who is retiring after 31 years at BMW Group.
Helen holds an M.B.A. from the Henley Business School. She has a wealth of knowledge across the BMW Group businesses, particularly in Retail Network facing roles, and she is an experienced learning and development leader. She began working for the BMW Group in 2000 as a consultant supporting a Customer Quality Programme, then moved to a Regional Business Development Manager role.
In 2013 Helen was promoted to BMW Regional Sales Manager before becoming General Manager at BMW Group's Training Academy for the UK and Ireland.
BMW Group UK and Ireland CEO Chris Brownridge said: "I am excited to see Helen appointed to this role, having demonstrated her expertise and capabilities across a whole variety of business areas. I'm confident she will build upon the great momentum and successes we have seen in Ireland in the past number of years."
He thanked Kevin Davidson for his "commitment to the BMW Group over thirty years and for having driven the business forward in Ireland over the past three years, especially through challenging times for the whole industry", adding, "I wish him a well¬ deserved and happy retirement."