Owen Gregory has been appointed director of fleet operations for Ford of Britain, succeeding Nick Themistocleous, who retired in June.

Owen joined Ford as a graduate in 1999 and held a variety of positions in sales and marketing both in Ford of Britain and Ford of Europe, including UK dealer and consumer marketing manager and UK product marketing manager. He moved to Germany in 2014 to become European brand manager for Focus, C-MAX and Kuga. A keen musician, Owen lives in Billericay with his wife.

For 2015, Ford net fleet commercial vehicle sales in the UK of 61,964 and 26.2% share, up 16,499 vehicles from 2014. Ford also increased its net fleet car volume in 2015 to 53,073, according to the automaker.