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Beaumont joins Transaid

INDUSTRY charity Transaid has appointed Caroline Beaumont as head of marketing responsible for the group’s marketing and fundraising programmes. Beaumont joins Transaid from international development charity VSO, where she was corporate partnerships executive. In her new role she will work with Geri McCotter, marketing executive, and report to chief executive Chris Saunders.

  • THE Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has announced several board appointments. Peter de Rousset-Hall, managing director of Ford Financial Britain, will stand down as chairman following a two-year tenure. Sam Geneen, managing director of Five Arrows Leasing Group, succeeds him. Peter Cottle has also been appointed as chairman of FLA’s Motor Finance Division Management Committee. Cottle has 25 years’ experience in motor finance and has worked for Bank of Scotland’s corporate motor business Capital Bank Motor since 1997.

  • FLEET specialist Velo has appointed Keith Vincent as business development manager responsible for developing opportunities for larger fleets within the company. Vincent brings more than 20 years’ experience gained in the fleet industry. He has held roles including his former position as personal leasing and affinity manager at Hitachi Finance. His appointment is part of a recruitment drive by Velo.

  • KIM Madsen is the seventh recruit to join ProHire to produce its daily rental software. Madsen, from Denmark, brings several years’ experience gained in route-finding, vehicle tracking and messaging. He will report to Paul Newman.

  • DHL has appointed Tony Kells as head of tender management UK and Ireland. He was previously senior field manager for DHL’s accounts, responsible for managing a national sales team. In the newly-created position, Kells will manage DHL’s UK and Ireland tender unit including responding to customers’ tender requests. He will also work with the customer operations team to ensure best practice across the tender process. Since joining the company in 1992, Kells has held several senior positions, including East Midlands sales manager and country manager for Jordan.
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