JLR Appoints New Financial Services Director

David Betteley, former Vice President with responsibility for financial services in the UK, Europe and Africa for Japanese carmaker Toyota has moved to Jaguar Land Rover, as the British manufacturer appointed him director of financial services. From his new post, Betteley will handle Jaguar and Land Rover financial service activities worldwide.

"I am delighted to be joining Jaguar Land Rover at this time," Betteley said when appointed. "Offering optimum financial services opportunities has never been more important, particularly in the premium vehicle segments and I am looking forward to delivering new levels of excellence for Jaguar and Land Rover customers."

"The Financial Services product portfolio we offer to dealers and customers for the Jaguar and Land Rover brands across the world is a vital element in us taking leadership in delivering an outstanding customer experience," Mike Wright, customer service director for JLR added.

"Having someone of David's expertise and knowledge joining Jaguar Land Rover is a reflection of our determination to provide the highest standards in every area of our business."

As said, Betteley comes to JLR from Toyota, who he joined in 1998. While with the Japanese carmaker, he set up their finance operations in the UK. He is also Chairman of the Finance and Leasing Association in the UK until May 2010 and holds n MBA from Aston Business School.

For JLR, Betteley will work with Fiat Credit Agricole, Chase Manhattan, and Wesbank, all replacing the Ford Credit partnership that existed when Jaguar Land Rover was under Ford ownership.
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