New UK MD for Alfa Romeo and DS Premium Brands

2 October 2023
Industry News

Following the appointment of Maria Grazia Davino as Group Managing Director, Stellantis UK effective 1st September, further changes are being made effective 1st November this year.

Jules Tilstone is appointed Managing Director for Premium Brands – Alfa Romeo and DS Automobiles – replacing Julie David. 

Jules Tilstone has over 20 years of experience across Stellantis.  He started his career with the company as Commercial Manager, developing into National Fleet and then Marketing for Citroën before moving to DS Automobiles to the position of International Head of Marketing, European Commercial Director and UK Managing Director before taking over as Managing Director for the Jeep brand at the start of this year.

Julie David, Managing Director Premium Brands, will be retiring from the company on 31st October 2023. Julie has been an integral part of the team since she joined in January 2021 originally joining as Managing Director PEUGEOT and then latterly leading the Premium Brands. She will be taking the opportunity to pursue what she describes as her ‘last chapter’ of her professional life, taking an alternative, but related, career path.

Replacing Jules in his current role as Managing Director for Jeep will be Kris Cholmondeley, currently Marketing Director for Peugeot.  Replacing him in this role at PEUGEOT will be Max Bailly.

The Alfa Romeo Owners Club UK wishes Jules Tilstone all the success we all deserve leading Alfa Romeo in the UK, and we take this opportunity to thank Julie David and wish her well with her next steps. She has been a great supporter of the Club and we hope Jules will signify a continued strong relationship between us.

Jules Tilstone, new UK MD for Alfa Romeo and DS and Maria Grazia Davino, Group MD for Stellantis UK

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