Cox Automotive has today announced a number of changes to its executive leadership team.

In the Manheim business unit, Peter Bell takes on the role of Managing Director, from Tim Hudson, who has made the decision to leave the business.

Ball has with extensive operational, commercial and customer delivery experience in the financial services and automotive sectors. He joins Manheim, part of the Cox Automotive group of companies, from Jaguar Land Rover where he held the role of Global Financial Services Director. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer at Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS).

In addition, Martin Forbes has been named new UK Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 July 2018, when existing CEO, Michael Buxton, transitions to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Cox Automotive’s International operations.

Martin Forbes, Managing Director of Modix, Incadea and Motors.co.uk, will take on an expanded role as COO of Cox Automotive UK, effective immediately, and will step into the role of Cox Automotive UK CEO on 1 July 2018.