Nexus Vehicle Holdings, has appointed well known senior rental industry figure, John Leigh, to a newly created non executive role of director of business affairs. The appointment re-unites John Leigh with Neil McCrossan, ceo of Nexus Group. The pair have worked together in various roles in the rental industry for over 20 years.
Until recently John Leigh was non executive chairman of Europcar UK. Prior to that he held the position of ceo of Europcar UK following its acquisition of the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent a Car parent company, Vanguard Rental EMEA, where he was senior vice president.
With more than four decades in the rental industry, John Leigh’s career spans senior executive roles in Vanguard’s predecessor businesses, Eurodollar Rent a Car and Swan National Rental. He is also a former chairman of the BVRLA.
John Leigh most recently worked with Neil McCrossan, CEO of Nexus Group, when Neil was Vanguard vice president of commercial development. The two men have worked together for over 20 years through the Swan National, Eurodollar and National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car businesses.
Neil McCrossan, commenting on the appointment of John Leigh said, “ I and the rest of the Board are delighted that John has agreed to join the Group in this new role. He has unparalleled experience, knowledge and contacts in the vehicle rental business throughout the world.
“The Nexus Group has expanded rapidly over the last three years as a result of organic growth, acquisition and through moving into new products and services. We intend this to continue and having someone of John’s stature and experience available to support us will be of enormous benefit.”
“Nexus is a young vibrant business with a real ‘can-do’ attitude that brings new thinking and creative solutions to bear on all aspects of vehicle rental” said Leigh. “I am very excited to be joining the company at this crucial stage in its development.
“There is a young dynamic team of really talented people at Nexus, headed by Neil McCrossan, and if my background and commitment reinforces what has been a tremendous success story so far, that would be fantastic.”