Cavanagh named Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles national fleet manager

Craig Cavanagh, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles national fleet manager

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced Craig Cavanagh will be the brand’s national fleet manager as part of changes to its UK sales team.

Jo Ahmet has also been appointed national used manager and Jonathan Cooke has become the manufacturer’s new national sales manager.

Cavanagh’s new role as Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ national fleet manager builds upon his 26 years of continuous service with Volkswagen Financial Services and the enlarged Volkswagen Group, and 19 years with the Seat and Cupra brands.

He has held numerous titles, from area manager (sales and aftersales) to national used car manager, sales operations manager and national fleet manager and, most recently, head of fleet.

Ahmet is returning to Volkswagen Group after seven years, having previously worked as national rental manager for Audi.

She will work to redefine Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Approved Used programme, with the ambition to ensure that buying a used vehicle is an easy and positive experience. 

Cooke, meanwhile, was most recently head of dealer networks for Alphabet. He will manage a team of area sales managers and the Van Centre network.

Cian O’Brien, director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We’re delighted to have a full sales team in place and to welcome these new faces to the brand.

“This is an exciting time for us as we consolidate our first full electric models into the range and offer customers a wider range than ever before.”

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