The Council of the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM) has unanimously elected Council member and deputy chairman Paul Hollick as its new chairman.
His appointment will come into effect on November 25 at the ICFM’s 2014 annual national members’ conference at the Henry Ford College, Loughborough when Roddy Graham hands over the reins.
Current chairman Roddy Graham said: “I have served as chairman since 2006 and at the beginning of this year recommended to Council that they should consider putting in place a potential successor. I was delighted that Paul Hollick was selected as my deputy chairman. In the summer I advised Council of my intention to step down from my role as chairman and Council member, as I no longer have an active day-to-day interest in the industry. The advances we have made in my time as chairman would simply not have been possible without the invaluable input and hard work put into the activities of the ICFM by my fellow Council members, who give freely of their time.”
Hollick added: “During his tenure, membership of the ICFM has risen by over fifty per cent and the ICFM has been modernised with a new logo, new website, new initiatives including the BVRLA Professional Fleet Consultant Development Programme and renewed focus.
"Above all, Roddy has been passionate about giving back to the industry and is a strong advocate of professional fleet training as a means of developing a better career path and adding real value to employer organisations.
"I share Roddy’s vision that one day all jobs advertised in the fleet sector should state that ICFM membership be a pre-requisite. I look forward to building upon on the progress that has been made under his chairmanship.”
Paul is commercial director at The Miles Consultancy (TMC), a specialist fuel, expenses and corporate mobility services provider, and has extensive experience of building and developing business in the fleet industry.
Between 2007 and 2014, Paul was chief commercial officer at multi-marque leasing company Alphabet (GB) Ltd. As an executive board member he was strategically responsible for their sales, marketing, product development and innovation.