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APPOINTMENTS in the UK fleet industry.

THE UK leasing subsidiary of ING Group, ING Car Lease, has appointed Diarmuid Fahy to oversee its recently-launched risk management service Risk Assist.

ING Car Lease launched the service two months ago to help companies cope with the increasing number of duty of care obligations linked to employees wanting to drive their own vehicles on business.

Fahy said: ‘I am delighted to join the team and continue the excellent start of Risk Assist, which has been very well received.

‘The legal, financial and social responsibilities of companies should not be underestimated and we will ensure that our clients are able to protect themselves with a structured risk management programme.’

ING Car Lease employs 615 staff operating 15,000 vehicles and Fahy joins the company from Interleasing, where he headed the risk management department.

  • DAVID Loseby has joined Zenith Vehicle Contracts on its board as commercial director.

    Loseby joins from Britvic Soft Drinks, where he was purchasing director, having previously held senior positions at Barclays Bank, Atkins plc and SmithKline Beecham.

    In his new role, Loseby will oversee the company’s operational management, IT and infrastructure and procurement activities.

  • DEALER management group Pinewood has recruited two new graduates to its graduate development programme.

    Afsheen Kiran and Pete McDonald have joined the four-year career development programme.

    They will both spend six months with the company’s application support team, followed by six months with the sales teams, 24 months with the department of their choice and 12 months specialising with a particular department. Kiran graduated from Aston University in computer science and McDonald graduated in marketing also at Aston.

  • ROADSIDE repair and recovery group Delta Rescue has made two new appointments. Trevor Parry has joined as business development director responsible for the development of profitable partnerships with new customers. In the newly- created role, Parry will also develop the group’s European network of suppliers and customers. He brings more than 30 years industry experience with former roles at the BRS and the AA.

    Steve Higgins has joined as key account manager responsible for developing new and existing customer accounts.

    He has 16 years experience in the commercial vehicle services sector including roles at the AA, Keyfuels and Diesel Direct.

  • TRANSPORT and logistics group CAT group has made three senior management appointments. Nick Bryan becomes director of group strategy and corporate development responsible for developing partnerships, joint ventures, alliances and strategic issues.

    He will report to the group’s chief executive officer Sverker Ohrn and brings more than 10 years’ experience gained in advising companies on strategy, cross border acquisitions and disposals.

    Natalie Huet has been appointed director of legal affairs and will be in charge of CAT’s legal department. Prior to the appointment, Huet spent 15 years working as an international legal counsel in manufacturing and merchanting businesses. Jean Julian has also joined as director of human resources. Julian began his career with Renault and in 1973 he joined CAT. His former role was director of strategic projects which he had held since 2002.

  • AUTOFUTURA a fleet and leasing risk management consultancy has recruited Dave Johnson as automotive maintenance consultant. Prior to the appointment Johnson worked as an SMR editor at International Decision Systems for eight years and before that worked in workshop management at English Ford.

    He will be responsible for compiling maintenance data, risk reporting and analysis covering cars and commercial vehicles.

  • MONDIAL ASSISTANCE has appointed Sam Burton as automotive director. Burton will join the company on December 1 from his role as managing director of Subaru UK and Isuzu UK. Burton has 11 years’ finance house experience with NWS Bank which is part of the Bank of Scotland group gained in several sales and sales management roles. As part of his new role Burton will work with manufacturers and franchised dealer groups, developing their customer service offering.
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