On March 31, Bill Parfitt, who has held a number of posts in the retail motor industry and was latterly managing director of Henly's Motor Division, where he was responsible for 37 dealerships and a staff of 1,500 and was on the Henlys Group board, will become fleet operations director. He started at Vauxhall last week where he is fleet operations director (designate). There will be a 'handover period' before Bonner takes 'early retirement' on June 30 but then assumes his new role with immediate effect.
Bonner's move, which has been rumoured within the fleet industry for several months, comes following health concerns last year. Now in good health Bonner told Fleet NewsNet: 'I had a concern about my health in spring last year and although 100% fit now it made me think about my future direction.'