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Chris Wright moves up to be Managing Editor at Business Car Manager, as Ralph Morton departs.

By |2019-01-09T11:16:27+00:00January 9th, 2019|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

Ralph Morton, the founder and editorial director of Business Car Manager, has decided to leave Business Car Manager Ltd (January 07, 2019) to pursue other interests. Founded in August 2006, Business Car Manager was launched in online only format, and focused entirely on the SME business motoring sector - elements which have come to define the market today. Since then, [...]

New Managing Director appointed at Hyundai

By |2019-01-02T11:11:08+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

ASHLEY Andrew has been appointed Managing Director of Hyundai Car UK. The appointment, effective today (January 02, 2019) follows the recent announcement that Tony Whitehorn would step down from his role as President & CEO at the end of 2018. Ashley, formerly Sales Director of Hyundai, boasts more than 20 years of automotive and sales experience, having worked at senior [...]

Clive Buhagiar appointed Alphabet Head of Operational Services

By |2018-12-20T16:24:50+00:00December 20th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

CLIVE Buhagiar has been appointed Head of Operational Services at Alphabet. Buhagiar, who has been with Alphabet since 2011, steps up from his role as Head of Commercial Performance. Chief Operating Officer Uwe Hildinger, commented: “I’m very pleased to be able to make this appointment in what is a vitally important, strategic and operational role for the UK business. Clive’s [...]

Zenith plans expansion of B2C leasing division ZenAuto with appointment of H R Owen Chief Exec

By |2019-08-22T15:09:38+01:00December 19th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence, Latest news|

ZENITH is planning to expand ZenAuto - the leasing company's first direct-to-consumer car leasing offer - with the appointment of H R Owen Chief Executive Joe Doyle. In what is something of a coup for the ninth largest leasing company, Joe Doyle will lead a dedicated team of 40 as the business invests for planned growth. ZenAuto is also recruiting [...]

Andrea Rix appointed Head of Service Delivery at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

By |2018-12-19T08:22:37+00:00December 19th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

ANDREA Rix has been appointed Head of Service Delivery at the Equipment and Logistics Solutions (ELS) division of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions. In her new role, Andrea is tasked with driving operational excellence in key delivery areas such as new business, credit, asset management and customer service. Andrea, who first joined BNP Paribas Leasing Solution in 2001, was most recently Head [...]

Mark Pickles replaces Duncan Chumley at Free2Move Lease

By |2018-12-18T06:38:32+00:00December 18th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

A CHANGE in the management structure of the leasing arm of Free2Move has been announced: Mark Pickles becomes UK General Manager of Free2Move Lease. Pickles, recently made Commercial Director of Free2Move Lease, replaces former Managing Director Duncan Chumley. Chumley had been Managing Director of the all-marques leasing subsidiary of the PSA Group since October 2016. New General Manager Pickles is [...]

Andrew Savvas appointed new Director of Volkswagen Cars as Alison Jones exits business

By |2018-12-12T08:26:47+00:00December 12th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

FORMER Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Alison Jones, has exited the business. She has been replaced by Andrew Savvas. Savvas joins Volkswagen UK from Audi Volkswagen Middle East, where he is currently Brand Director for Volkswagen. He will join Volkswagen UK in Q1 2019. Australian Savvas started his career at Volkswagen Group in 2012. He joined the Board of Management [...]

Alex Smith leaves Nissan to rejoin Volkswagen Group

By |2019-04-24T14:38:32+01:00December 10th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

ALEX Smith has decided to leave his job as Managing Director of Nissan and rejoin Volkswagen, the company he left two years ago. Smith will be the new Managing Director of Volkswagen Group, effective January 01, 2019. Smith replaces Paul Willis who is leaving after five years with the Group to pursue a new opportunity outside of VW. Smith has extensive [...]

Graham Hoare heads significant Ford business transformation push

By |2018-12-07T18:35:34+00:00December 7th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence, Latest news|

Graham Hoare named executive director, Business Transformation, Ford of Britain, leading Sprint to 6 Reset & Redesign in the UK Gunnar Herrmann appointed executive director, Business Transformation, Ford of Germany, to lead implementation of Ford’s Sprint to 6 Reset & Redesign plan in Germany Kevin Reynolds, executive director, Strategy, has elected to retire after more than 40 years Strategy skill [...]

Hyundai looks for new MD as Tony Whitehorn steps down

By |2018-12-07T18:07:07+00:00December 7th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence, Latest news|

HYUNDAI is looking for a new Managing Director following the news that Tony Whitehorn has decided to stand down. Whitehorn brings to a close 13 years that has seen the brand expand from a retail brand to a significant fleet player as well. It also saw him rise to become President & CEO of Hyundai Motor UK - the first [...]

Hyundai appoints Tim White as National Fleet Sales Manager

By |2018-12-07T17:47:33+00:00December 7th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

HYUNDAI has appointed Tim White as its new National Fleet Sales Manager. Tim, who joins Hyundai with 25 years' experience at Vauxhall where he also had the position of National Fleet Sales Manager, takes over from Paul Williams. Paul has left the company. Michael Stewart, who took over as Director of Fleet in January 2018, said: “It gives me great pleasure [...]

Matthew Davock appointed Director of Commercial Vehicles at Manheim

By |2018-12-04T18:46:36+00:00December 4th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

MATTHEW Davock has been appointed Director of Commercial Vehicles at Manheim. Matthew replaces James Davis who has moved to the role of Customer Insight and Strategy Director for Commercial Vehicles. Previously Head of LCV, Davock has been instrumental in growing the commercial side of Manheim's business. Manheim said Davock's appointment will continue to cement its position as the UK's number [...]

Jon Gilbert appointed BCA Business Development Director of Commercial Vehicles

By |2018-12-03T15:32:02+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

EXPERIENCED industry expert, Jon Gilbert, has been appointed Business Development Director Commercial Vehicles by BCA. Gilbert has been tasked with developing BCA’s end-to-end strategy in the CV sector. In addition Jon will also be responsible for enhancing the processes around customer CV experience at BCA. Jon has a proven track record in this area. he was most recently Operations Director [...]

New SMMT President

By |2018-11-29T06:05:55+00:00November 29th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence, Latest news|

THERE'S a new President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Dr George Gillespie OBE, Executive Vice President, HORIBA Automotive Test Systems (ATS) will be the SMMT's 81st President. The announcement was made at the SMMT’s Annual Dinner (November 27, 2018). Dr Gillespie takes office from January 01, 2019. He replaces Tony Walker CBE DL, Managing Director, Toyota [...]

Jan Teo appointed Managing Director at National Windscreens

By |2018-11-28T14:54:20+00:00November 28th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

NATIONAL Windscreens, the UK’s largest independently owned windscreen repair and replacement specialist, has a new Managing Director: Jan Teo. Effective end November 2018, Jan replaces the recently retired former MD Pete Marsden. Jan has an impressive record of accomplishment in senior leadership roles with blue chip organisations, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Deutsche Bank European Service Centres and as Chief Executive at [...]

VRA announces Sam Watkins as new chair

By |2018-11-28T05:54:55+00:00November 28th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence, Latest news|

THE new Vehicle Remarketing Association chair is Sam Watkins. The announcement was made at the VRA's annual conference at Solihull, November 22, 2018. She is currently director of sales and marketing at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and has been involved in the motor industry for more than 20 years. Her experience spans vehicle manufacturers and retail dealerships, and more recently technical [...]

Ashley Boaden moves from Daimler Fleet Management to CBVC

By |2018-11-23T06:56:47+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

ASHLEY BOADEN, the former Business Sales Manager at Daimler Fleet Management, has moved to Staffordshire leasing broker and fleet management specialist CBVC. Ashley has been appointed National Sales Manager as CBVC looks to extend its reach into larger fleets. Ashley has spent over 18 years in the fleet industry. He brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having [...]

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