Cox Automotive UK appoints new non-exec

02 Aug 2016

Ray Sommerville (photo), former managing director of Perry’s Motor Group, has been appointed as a non-executive director of Cox Automotive U.K.. Sommerville has more than 25 years in the sector, and was chief executive of Perry’s until his retirement in 2015.

Cox Automotive brands include Manheim, Motors.co.uk, NextGear Capital U.K., Dealer Auction and Movex.

Ray Sommerville

Ray Sommerville (photo from his LinkedIn page with thanks)

In 2013, Sommerville was honored with Car Dealer magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He also received a Special Recognition Award from the National Franchised Dealers Association in 2015.

Sommerville said: “I’m really looking forward to working with the fantastic brands in the group. It is a great opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with a connected business that is uniquely positioned in providing automotive solutions right around the vehicle lifecycle.”

Michael Buxton, CEO of Cox Automotive U.K. and Manheim U.K., added: “I’m delighted that Ray will be working with us and am confident all our brands will benefit from the wisdom he brings from his significant industry experience.”

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Lisa Walls-Hester