Cox Automotive Europe has appointed Stuart Miles as Managing Director of its Retail Solutions business, with responsibility for developing the company’s digital retail offering and driving growth across the UK and EU.

Stuart Miles

Miles has over 25 years’ experience within the automotive industry, predominantly within contract hire, leasing and finance. He is no stranger to Cox Automotive, having worked there previously for 18 months as Business Development Director, before his most recent role as Managing Director UK&I of Keyloop (formally CDK) for four successful years with a strong focus on customer and colleague engagement.

Commenting on re-joining Cox Automotive, Miles said: “The culture, ambition and passion from all team members is what drew me back to Cox Automotive. I’m confident we will innovate to succeed and, by having the customer at the heart of everything we do, grow the Retail Solutions businesses and win together.”

Miles will report into Pete Bell, Cox Automotive’s Chief Operating Officer for Europe and joins its European Operating Board.

Bell added: “It’s great to welcome such a talented and experienced leader like Stuart back to our business. As the last 18 months have shown, having a strong online presence is vital for a business to succeed in this ever-changing world. Stuart has a vital role in developing our offering in automotive digital retail and marketing across Europe.