Isuzu Motors have announced the successor to Nikki King as managing director of Isuzu Truck (UK).
Pete Murphy, who currently heads up the ITUK National Fleet Division, is promoted to managing director designate, with immediate effect, and will be working with King until her retirement at the end of October this year.
After her retirement, King will continue working with Isuzu as honorary chairman to provide a seamless transition.
King said: “I am absolutely delighted with Pete’s appointment and cannot think of anyone better to grow the company and keep its very special culture.
“In the time leading up to my retirement, and subsequently in my new role as honorary chairman, I will do everything I can to help Pete in his new position. I am really looking forward to working closely with him.”
Murphy originally joined ITUK from Lex Transfleet as a fleet sales executive in 1998 and is one of the company’s longest serving employees.
He said: “I would like to state how very honoured, hugely excited and more than a little terrified I am, at the faith Isuzu Motors and Nikki, the most inspirational leader I have ever met, have shown by appointing me in this new role.
“Over the last 17 years Nikki, working together a fantastic team of people at both ITUK and Isuzu Motors, has built an immensely successful company, with a very special culture, and a totally unique attitude to customer care.”