Martin Quail has joined Alphabet as chief commercial officer.
Quail joins from National Express, where he was executive director for business development. Prior to this, he was partnerships director at AON.
He brings a wealth of automotive and partnership experience to Alphabet, having previously worked in the leasing industry with Interleasing and ACL (formerly part of Standard Chartered).
He was also one of the founding team, and sales and marketing director, for technology start-up company, OASIS Global Systems which automated service, maintenance and repair authorisation and invoicing for the UK automotive industry. Quail and his colleagues eventually sold the business to Epyx.
He was also corporate partnerships director at the RAC for nearly eight years, leading the RAC’s business to business division.
Quail said: “With changing demands from customers in terms of their business mobility requirements, there’s huge potential and opportunities for a forward thinking, progressive company like Alphabet.
"With our passionate team, an unparalleled range of mobility solutions and an absolute focus on understanding and meeting the needs of our customers, I’m looking forward to achieving great things as well as having some fun along the way.”
Richard Schooling, CEO of Alphabet said: “With Martin’s knowledge, connections and wealth of experience he understands the commercial challenges and opportunities for Alphabet.
"His background in creating commercially successful partnerships was a deciding factor in identifying Martin as the right man for us.
"Equally he is the perfect fit for Alphabet’s entrepreneurial, customer-oriented culture.
"His role as chief commercial officer will be fundamental in propelling Alphabet forward as the UK’s leading provider of business mobility solutions.”