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Media advisory – not for publication: changes to the Volvo Car UK press office

Volvo Car UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Lynch to the role of PR Lead, a position which he takes over from Interim PR Lead, Ian Tonkin, who has secured the role of External Communications Strategist within the Volvo Cars’ EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) team.


Tom will lead the company’s PR operations in the UK as the brand steps up its shift to all-out electrification, spearheaded by an exciting range of pure electric Volvo models being launched in the coming years.


He brings with him a wealth of experience and joins Volvo from Volkswagen UK, where he worked for just over two-and-a-half years. Prior to that, he looked after automotive PR for the Goodwood Estate, as well as working for several years in the Honda UK press office.


There are also further changes for the team, with Georgia Watt departing the brand last week to take up a new role at a PR agency. She will be greatly missed and everyone at Volvo Car UK wishes her all the best in the future. The recruitment process is already underway to find her replacement, and the job advert is live on the Volvo Careers website until Friday 3rd December.


Tom said: “I am absolutely delighted to join Volvo. It’s no secret that I have admired the brand and its products for a very long time. The rapid shift to electrification is really impressive, and to now be a part of the amazing team driving Volvo to be an industry leader is incredibly exciting.


“I’d also like to wish Ian the best of luck in his new role with the EMEA team and look forward to working closely with him in the future. In addition, I would like to thank Georgia for all her hard work over the past few years and for getting me up to speed before she headed off to pastures new.”


Commenting on Tom’s appointment, Nicole Melillo Shaw, Consumer Director, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Tom to the Volvo Car UK consumer division. Tom joins our brand at a very exciting time and his proven track record in PR will support our ambition to drive transformation across the business. We have a fantastic brand and a multi-award-winning product range, and I’m confident Tom will help take us to the next level.”


Tom can be contacted via and +44 (0) 7392 196855.


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


Barnaby Jones, Product Communications Manager
+44 (0) 7802 840351


Joe Watters, Press Fleet Coordinator
+44 (0) 7920 078709



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