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New MD For Polestar Ireland


Matt Galvin has been appointed to lead the Polestar brand in the Ireland and UK effective 1st July 2024. With an automotive career spanning 20 years, Galvin has held senior roles in Mercedes Benz UK, Volvo UK, Nio UK, and most recently a Polestar global sales role.

The appointment of Matt Galvin follows Jonathan Goodman’s announcement that he will retire after seven years in various senior management roles with the Swedish performance EV brand.

“I am delighted to be taking the role of Managing Director of Polestar UK and Ireland at such a pivotal time for the brand. As we move from a single car line-up to a three-car brand, and with bold plans for growth over the next few years, it couldn’t be more exciting time to be assuming the role.  

“I very much look forward to working with the existing Polestar UK and Ireland teams and we wish Jonathan a long and healthy retirement.” 

Kristian Elvefors, Head of Commercial, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Matt into his new role. The UK is a key market for Polestar, and we look forward to seeing the brand go from strength to strength as we expand from a one to three-car company this year.”  

On his retirement, Jonathan Goodman said: “It has been a privilege to help shape the future of Polestar during its formative years with such strong growth in both sales and brand awareness. We have achieved so much over the past seven years and I have had the honour to work with a first-class team who I wish to thank for their collaboration and fabulous working spirit over the years.”