Rolls-Royce hires former Volkswagen marketer

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars UK has recruited former Volkswagen South African sales and marketing director Jolyon Nash to take the same role.

Jolyon Nash
Jolyon Nash

He replaces Graeme Grieve.

Nash most recently worked at McCarthy Limited, one of South Africa’s largest motor groups.

He joined the company in 2005 as executive director overseeing its Vehicle Import and Distribution business, Yamaha Distributors and McCarthy Financial Services.

Nash also spent five years as an auto dealer in Herefordshire before returning to South Africa in 1995 to join the BMW Group.

As a dealer principal he worked on both the sales and aftersales sides of the business. He served in a number of positions at BMW including general manager, BMW sales and marketing.

In 2001 Nash joined Volkswagen South Africa as sales and marketing director, responsible for the Volkswagen and Audi brands.

Nash has also worked in a range of sales and marketing positions at two South African companies Liberty Life and South African Breweries, before entering the motor industry.

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