Andy Barratt was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director, Ford of Britain in July 2015. He is based at the company’s UK headquarters in Brentwood, Essex and reports directly to Roelant de Waard, Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe.
Prior to this role Barratt was Director Sales, Ford of Britain from July 2011 and was responsible for Ford’s sales operations in the UK, the largest market for Ford vehicles outside of the USA and China.
Ford has held passenger car leadership in the UK for 38 consecutive years and commercial vehicle leadership for 49 consecutive years, with Barratt overseeing recent sustained growth in commercial vehicle and car retail sales.
Prior to this role, Barratt was Director, Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD), responsible for the largest automotive parts and service business in Europe. He also served as district sales manager in Ford in Britain, before his role as director FCSD and before that had led the UK sales teams for five years in the Eastern and Northern districts.
Barratt joined Ford Motor Company in 1980, aged 17, as a finance trainee in Ford of Britain.