Executive Director, GW Executive Consulting
Graham Wheeler has dedicated his working life so far to Motor Finance, arguably responsible for driving many of the developments in motor finance over his 30 years.
His career includes working with GMAC, Mercantile Credit’s Peugeot & Citroen Credit business and was part of the original team that started GE Capital Motor Finance, in 1990.
Graham joined Volkswagen Financial Services as an Area Manager in 1995 and quickly moved through the Organisation as he progressed into various senior management roles in the UK and in Germany. In 2004 Graham took over as CEO at VWFS UK where he led the development of the strategy for the UK Company which resulted in significant growth in assets from £1.2 billion to over £13 billion. He launched the Volkswagen Bank, grew the Fleet portfolio to 150,000 contracts, the Service Plan business to over 650,000 contracts, and a motor insurance business to over 120,000 customers.
After a short spell at Jaguar Landrover as Director for Global Financial Services, he led the design and launch of new motor finance operation for Shawbrook Bank in partnership with the RAC and Clearscore.com, focussing on Used Cars via a purely digital platform, with a new balloon based personal loan product, called Flexiloan.
He continues to provide consultancy services in the Automotive Finance industry, and was recently recognised into the IAFN Hall of Fame.