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Gallop appointment at Alphabet highlights focus on outsourcing

In the latest in a series of key leadership appointments, Alphabet has brought Martyn Gallop into its operational management team in the new role head of fleet management.

Gallop joins the company from Fleet Logistics, where he was operations director for the past five years. He was previously operations director at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions and client services director at Arval.

He said: “The opportunity to join Alphabet, as it emerges as a leading UK and European leasing and fleet management provider, was not one to miss. Customers increasingly want to outsource non-core areas like fleet, and my role here will include developing our existing fleet and driver management services in line with the needs of the market.”

Gallop’s appointment follows last month’s announcement of a new senior management team structure for Alphabet, which is now operationally independent in the UK while remaining part of BMW Group Financial Services.

Richard Schooling, CEO of Alphabet, said: “Martyn’s knowledge, experience and abilities are widely known and respected in the industry. His appointment reflects the strategic importance of fleet and driver management and outsourcing in Alphabet’s development plans.”

Alphabet has created a series of new operational management roles in the UK over the past nine months. They form the platform for the next phase of the company’s strong growth and include: Nigel Trotman, head of strategic consulting; Russell Cain, accident management & insurance manager; and Jane White, implementation manager.

Further key new appointments are expected by Alphabet in the next few weeks.

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