Gerry Clarke has bee appointed as Country Manager for FIAT Group Automobiles Ireland. Gerry takes over from Yann Chabert, who has been assigned responsibility for FIAT Brand within the France Business Centre. Gerry has previously been the General Manager in Serbia and brings more than 30 years of experience to the role. He began his motor industry career as LCV sales manager for The Ian Skelly Group in 1984 and joined FIAT in 1986 as Zone Manager for the Northern region in the UK. Having swiftly progressed to Regional Marketing Manager, Regional Director and Director, Dealer Development in the UK, Gerry headed to South Africa to work within its Commercial Operations in 1998 and then relocated to Turin in 2002 to take responsibility for achieving the sales results for the FIAT brand through its worldwide export group of contracted partners. Prior to departing for Serbia in 2011, he also spent four years as Country Manager for FIAT Professional in the UK.
Commenting on the announcement Gerry said, “I’m honoured to be coming to Ireland to lead what is a hard-working, dedicate and loyal team. Building on Yann’s hard work, it is my intention to increase the momentum behind our growth by making sure that our ever-evolving product portfolio is more visible, more competitive and simply more irresistible to Irish customers.”