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Media advisory – not for publication: temporary changes to the Volvo Car UK press office

Volvo Car UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Tonkin to the role of Interim PR Lead, a position which he takes up as cover for Ben Foulds, who has been seconded to Volvo Cars’ global headquarters until the end of July.

Ian will lead the company’s press office operations in the UK for the duration of his assignment, working with the existing team of Barnaby Jones, Georgia Watt and Joe Watters. He brings with him a wealth of experience in product, corporate and lifestyle communications from a variety of previous roles across the automotive sector, including spells at Nissan Motor GB and Hyundai Motor UK.

Ian said: “The next few months are going to be incredibly exciting at Volvo as the brand forges ahead with its electrification strategy and builds on positive sales momentum from 2020. I’m really looking forward to working with Barnaby, Georgia and Joe, and continuing the stellar work they have been doing with all our colleagues and friends in the media.

“I’d like to wish Ben the very best of luck in his interim role with Volvo Cars’ global PR team in what is set to be another stand-out year for this iconic brand.”

Ian can be contacted on and +44 (0) 7510 399053.

The rest of the Volvo Car UK PR team remains unchanged:

Barnaby Jones, Product Communications Manager

+44 (0) 7802 840351

Georgia Watt, PR and Media Events Coordinator

+44 (0) 7392 196845

Joe Watters, Press Fleet Coordinator

+44 (0) 7920 078709



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