9th March 2023
The RRG Group is pleased to announce to announce the promotion of Katie Newton to the position of Group F&I Director with Marubeni Auto Investment (UK) Limited, the UK automotive arm of parent Company The Marubeni Corporation. Katie has been an invaluable asset to the company since joining RRG Group in 2017 as Group Sales Development Manager. She has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, including 16 years working for OEM and independent finance houses, and has played a significant role in driving The RRG Group's F&I performance to achieve a record result in 2022.
In addition to her current role as Head of Digital Strategy and Transformation for The RRG Group, Katie will now also take on the responsibility of overseeing the wider Group's F&I requirements, including compliance. This new role will allow for a unified approach to be taken in this important area, providing consistency across the board.
Katie's extensive experience and knowledge make her the perfect fit for this new position. She completed her MBA in 2019, and her final thesis explored customers' propensity towards online retailing and the influence of dealer interaction. Since her promotion to Head of Digital Strategy and Transformation in 2021, she has successfully led the expansion of the Digital Response Team and played a crucial role in delivering key initiatives such as RRG Direct (online car retail) and iStore Docs.
We are confident that Katie will excel in her new position, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact she will have on Marubeni Auto Investment (UK) Limited. Her promotion is effective immediately, and we wish her all the best in her new role.