Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland has appointed Naomi Adams as its new chief financial officer, based at the company’s head office in Warwick.

Adams succeeds Fabian Walch and will report directly to Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland MD Christian Coolsaet. She joins the business following a 20-year career working in various financial roles with Daimler Group.

Having worked exclusively within the automotive industry since 2000, Adams first joined Daimler Group as a credit controller, before rising through the ranks to hold positions including van brand controlling team leader at Mercedes-Benz UK, and head of finance and controlling trucks at Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

Her final position within the Daimler Group was as chief financial officer for its car finance and loan arm, Athlon UK, a role which she held for three years.

Commenting on her appointment, Adams said: “Though I’ve been fortunate to work across vehicles of all sizes during my career, I have always held a particular interest in HGVs and so the opportunity to join Volvo Trucks was simply too good to turn down.

“Today is a hugely exciting time to be working in the commercial vehicle sector, not only considering the significant switch we’re seeing towards low and zero carbon mobility solutions but also financially as stakeholders look to rebuild post-pandemic and amidst an ever-evolving economic climate.

”Helping our customers balance financial stability alongside the shift to electric vehicles is absolutely core to my role and I can’t wait to get stuck in and help accelerate our industry’s decarbonisation goals.”

On her ambitions for the business’ future, Adams added: “Looking to the months and years ahead, ensuring Volvo Trucks has a strong financial footing is more important than ever before.

”Solidifying that foundation is what will allow our sales teams and dealer network to continue delivering the robust levels of service our customers have come to expect. It is an honour to be a part of that process.”