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Phil Redman, fleet manager, IBM

  • How many vehicles are you responsible for and how are they funded?
    We have 5,100 cars and 25 LCVs, all leased with full maintenance.

  • What are you working on at the moment?
    I am developing an environmental travel plan.

  • What’s been the greatest challenge in your career?
    Moving from HR to my first management appointment as UK general procurement manager – it was a complete knowledge base.

  • What motivates you to go to work in the morning?
    Variety and the fact that you can see end deliverables.

  • What piece of advice do you most value?
    Don’t let work take over and find one day your children are leaving home and you missed their growing up. You can’t get that time back.

  • What is the worst thing one of your drivers has managed to do?
    Parked their car by a sign saying road floods at high tide – of course they didn’t come back in time.

  • What are you reading at the moment?
    Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance by Louis V Gerstner Jr.
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