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  • CONTRACT hire group Fleet Alliance has appointed two new members.

    Cheryl Stickler will be responsible for the Chepstow and Bristol areas and brings 20 years' fleet industry experience gained at groups including Bank of Scotland Vehicle Management and Toyota Financial Services, where she was business development manager.

    Chris Fountain joins the same areas and will be responsible for customer service. Fountain joins from the financial services sector.

  • SARAH Forrow has become the RAC Foundation's new campaigns manager. Forrow has several years' experience in public affairs and public relations, including her previous role as policy officer for the British Society for Rheumatology.

    In her new role, Forrow will be responsible for developing new ideas for promoting the interests of motorists. She will also cover research, parliamentary affairs and media relations.

    Forrow replaces Jonathon Simpson, who has become public relations manager at Serco.

  • VEHICLE information provider HPI has appointed Alan Bishop as its director of leisure sector.

    Bishop will be responsible for developing HPI's current range of services, industry and Government initiatives to reduce crime through asset registration. He has several years' experience including 15 years working for London Under-ground. He has also been a board member of the European Caravan Federation.

    Bishop joined the National Caravan Council in 1989 as parks director, becoming director of professional and technical services in 1995, and was promoted to director general the following year.

  • MOBILITY operations has appointed Mark Wheeler as vehicle acquisitions manager. His primary role will be to lead the manufacturer relations team in developing links between Motability operations and vehicle suppliers.

    Wheeler joins Motability Operations from Ford Motor Company, where he spent 14 years in several sales and aftersales dealer and customer-facing roles. His most recent role included sales to UK rental customers as Ford's manager of rental operations.

  • THE Department for Transport has appointed Paul Markwick as chief executive of the vehicle certification agency (VCA).

    Markwick is a professional engineer with several years' experience in the car industry. He has worked at Jaguar, Pirelli, Land Rover, Ricardo and IVM-Automotive and is a member of the Institute of Mechan-ical Engineers. Markwick replaces Derek Harvey, who is retiring after 14 years as chief executive.

  • CONSULTANCY group Courland Automotive Practice has appointed Colin Brightwell as a partner. Brightwell will be responsible for developing the UK practice and brings several years' board level experience gained in the motor industry.

    He has held posts in finance, corporate developing and troubleshooting during his career, including roles at Mercantile Credit, Dial Contracts and Guy Salmon.

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