CNH and Manitou dealership, T H White, has announced that Adrian Lovegrove has been promoted to divisional director, taking responsibility for agriculture, construction, dairy and groundcare operations, including the country store and garden machinery.
Mr Lovegrove will be based at the company’s Knockdown branch and report directly to the CEO, Alexander Scott. He will provide leadership over 260 of the company’s 600 personnel across ten sites and manage key relationships with manufacturers.
He succeeds David Rapkins, who will leave the business at the end of this year to take up the role of New Holland business director for the UK, ROI, Nordics and Baltics.
Mr Lovegrove grew up on a Gloucestershire farm and studied agricultural engineering before taking roles overseas. He spent 15 years with CNH within the agriculture and construction sectors, developing the brands throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and CIS countries.
His career at T H White started in 2010 as Malborough general manager and head of construction, before becoming operations director in 2019. Going forward, his role will be to drive the company’s Transform to Thrive programme to modernise and improve the business.