Following its Annual General Meeting, held last week, the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) has announced that Glenn Sturley is appointed as its new Chairman. This follows the retirement of John Davies, who has led the associ ation since its inception seven years ago. He was previously the Deputy Chairman and has been succeeded in that role by Sam Watkins.
Glenn Sturley is a well-known remarketing sector figure, having been in the motor industry for 40 years. He was Vehicle Remarketing Director at Lex Autolease for 14 years and has been a director of the VRA since the association was formed in 2010. Sam Watkins, who is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Bruntingthorpe Automotive Solutions, has more than 20 years of motor industry experience and was elected to the VRA Board in 2015.
Glenn Sturley said: “During his tenure as Chairman, John Davies provided great leadership, plus the vision and guidance required to build our association from scratch, The VRA has always punched above its weight and provides an authoritative and influential voice for this hugely important part of the automotive industry. On behalf of the Directors and members of the VRA, I would like to thank John for his significant contribution and I’m delighted that he has also agreed to remain as a Director of the Association going forward. I’m also delighted that Sam Watkins has agreed to take on the role of Deputy Chairman. She is a very capable person and a great ambassador for our industry. Her hands-on style will be a major benefit to us, as we seek to grow the VRA and add further value to the membership.”