JEAN Smith has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer for Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS UK).
She returns to VWFS UK after four years in a number of international roles, the most recent as joint Managing Director of Volkswagen Pon Financial Services in the Netherlands, where she worked to refocus the business strategically, operationally and financially.
Previously, she held the role of Head of International Controlling Europe for VWFS in Germany.
Smith has worked in both captive and non-captive financial services for over 30 years, joining VWFS in 2001. She was instrumental in transitioning the business during the change of regulators from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Her predecessor, Albert van den Bergh, has recently moved to VWFS in Germany.