The Retail Automotive Alliance Limited (RAA) today announced that Oliver Greening joined the RAA as Business Development Director on 11 June 2012.

David Bussey & Oliver Greening
(l-r) David Bussey Chairman of the RAA and Managing Director of Busseys, Oliver Greening the new Business Development Director RAA.

In this newly created role Oliver is the senior executive responsible for the leadership and development of the organisation, taking over from Ashley Winter OBE who recently stepped down as RAA CEO in May.

Oliver Greening has developed a successful career in both strategic consulting and trade association environments over the past 15 years. Prior to joining the RAA Oliver was Director – Membership Strategy and Services Development at ADS Group, the national trade association representing UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries. In this senior position he was responsible for the provision of services to 850 member companies, delivering membership sales and retention targets, securing sponsorship and other sources of revenue. He is a co-founder of an independent consulting and services company which provides specialist support to international research institutions, including NASA. Oliver holds an MBA from the Open University.

David Bussey the RAA Chairman said

“I am delighted that Oliver has joined the RAA as Business Development Director. He has significant proven experience in leading and developing membership groups and in providing improved support to their changing needs. His management experience coupled with his extensive knowledge of multiple industrial sectors will bring a fresh dimension to the RAA. I, along with all the RAA shareholders, look forward to Oliver’s leadership as we continue to build on the cost saving achievements of the RAA and strengthen its ability to deliver exceptional shareholder benefit. I would also like to express my thanks to Ashley Winter who over the last 3  years has lead the RAA in a highly professional manner and continued to develop  the business into a highly effective buying organisation.”

Oliver Greening said;

“I am very much looking forward to working with David and the board members and being part of the RAA leadership. The RAA provides its shareholders, some of the leading independently owned motor dealer groups in the UK, with fantastic exclusive cost savings opportunities. Working closely with Dean Bradford, RAAs highly experienced Group Purchasing Manager I hope to build on these achievements and to develop business opportunities that will enhance the benefits to RAA shareholders.”