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New Managing Director For BMW Group Ireland

There has been some important changes in BMW Group Ireland this week. Effective from 1st April 2023, Helen Westby will take on the role of Managing Director overseeing Irish operations. Helen, who brings many years of experience in the automotive industry, has recently held the position as General Manager at BMW Group’s Training Academy for the UK and Ireland since 2015. Meanwhile, after 31 years at BMW Group Kevin Davidson will retire.

Helen has accrued a wealth of knowledge across BMW Group’s business, particularly in Retail Network facing roles and is an experienced learning and development leader. She began working for the BMW Group in 2000 as a consultant supporting a Customer Quality Programme then moved to a Regional Business Development Manager role. In 2013 Helen was promoted to BMW Regional Sales Manager, before her move to the Training Academy.

Helen holds an M.B.A. from the Henley Business School and is from Surrey. She is a mother of two daughters and will move to Ireland with her husband and two dogs.

Chris Brownridge, CEO of BMW Group UK and Ireland said; “I am excited to see Helen appointed to this role, having demonstrated her expertise and capabilities across a whole variety of business areas. I’m confident she will build upon the great momentum and successes we have seen in Ireland in the past number of years”.

"I would also like to thank Kevin Davidson for his commitment to the BMW Group over thirty years and for having driven the business forward in Ireland over the past three years, especially through challenging times for the whole industry. I wish him a well-deserved and happy retirement”.

We at DoneDeal look forward to working with Helen and wish her every success in this new role. We would also echo Chris Brownridge's statement by wishing Kevin a very happy retirement. We have been fortunate to meet Kevin a number of times over his tenure here in Ireland and thank him for his time.


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