Gateshead-based Vertu Motors plc, the automotive retailer with a network of 125 sales outlets across the UK, has appointed David Crane (50), as an Executive Director of the Company.
David joined Vertu Motors at its inception in 2007 and has 25 years of experience in the automotive sector, both with manufacturers and retailers.
David is currently the Group’s Chief Operations Officer, having been appointed to this role in 2017. Prior to joining Vertu Motors, David was Commercial Director of Reg Vardy plc. In his position at Vertu Motors, David is responsible for the management and running of the Group’s operations infrastructure, including all of the central aftersales support, IT, purchasing, fleet sales and ancillary business activities as well as two operational franchised dealership divisions.
David has been instrumental in the strategic and operational development of the Group and he will continue in this role as a member of the Board.
Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors said: “David is a key member of the team which has built Vertu Motors from an idea 12 years ago to the reality of being the UK’s sixth largest automotive retailer. David has been instrumental in the operational and strategic development of the Group and the Board will be strengthened by his appointment.”
David Crane said: “We have a fantastic team at Vertu and I am very proud of what we have achieved together over the last 11 years. I am looking forward to working with the Board as the Group continues its growth in the evolving motor retail sector.”