LeasePlan has created a business development division as part of the company’s drive for growth.
The new division will unite a number of existing UK business functions including marketing, product services, new product development and consultancy services.
Lesley Slater (pictured), former brand director of LeasePlan Bran, will lead the division in the newly created board-level role of business development director.
Slater brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked in most sectors of the leasing market in her 20 year career with LeasePlan.
In other significant changes to the leadership team at LeasePlan UK, former head of remarketing, James Hopkins has been appointed as brand director of Network and following her change of role, Lesley Slater has been replaced as director of LeasePlan Brand by Simon Carr, formerly LeasePlan Go brand director.
Matt Dyer, managing director at LeasePlan UK, said: “The creation of the business development team will ensure new products enjoy a seamless progression from conception right through to effective delivery to our customers.
“I’m delighted that Lesley is taking on this new role and her track record of delivering results via exceptional customer service delivery and clear leadership were key reasons for her appointment. We have fantastic talent at LeasePlan UK and these recent internal promotions are testament to this.”
Lesley Slater, business development director at LeasePlan UK, said: “I am delighted to be leading this new division.
“As we look to enlarge our market opportunity we are developing a series of new products and services and it is essential that these are implemented effectively to ensure we continue to exceed customer expectations in all areas.”