Allen’s new role in marketing support
TRACY Allen has been promoted to operations manager covering marketing support services at Network Automotive.
Allen joined the company 10 years ago, initially being involved with training before moving on to programme management within the group.
The market support services team handles design, print, stock management, distribution of sales, marketing and materials for groups such as franchise dealers, motor manufacturers and daily rental companies.
Frank Lord, interim managing director at Network Automotive, said: ‘She has extensive experience at Network and within the motor industry. We are sure this depth of understanding will prove to be a valuable asset as we seek to expand this area over the coming months and years.’
Congestion info is Plumpton’s new task
DENISE Plumpton has joined the Highways Agency as director of information responsible for improving the quality of information given to drivers trying to beat congestion.
She will also be responsible for managing business information services in the agency and will be a member of the Highways Agency’s board.
As part of her remit, she will be responsible for 150 staff, a budget of £25 million and influence over a further £100 million.
Plumpton has extensive experience in developing information technology strategies in the public and private sectors and she joins from mobile phone supplier Sendo, where she was IT director.
She has also worked at TNT and is chairman of the corporate IT Forum.
Warrington joins from GE Consumer Finance UK where he held several positions, including heading up the IT integration of First National group. Before that he worked as UK regional chief technology officer for GE Consumer Finance and prior to joining GE, he worked for Royal Sun Alliance for eight years.
Murray spent 30 years with Ford in domestic and overseas assignments culminating as managing director of Ford Credit in the UK. He then joined Quick’s group as chief executive and has held several non-executive roles with motor retailers, car rental, finance and contract hire companies.
He brings several years’ knowledge gained in the used car market and says that he will use his skills to deliver value to clients in an ‘innovative and challenging auction environment’.