LeasePlan's operations and service director Matt Cranny will join ARI in June.
Cranny has been with LeasePlan UK for fourteen years, prior to that working for Dial Contracts, joining LeasePlan during the acquisition in 2000.
During his time at LeasePlan UK Cranny was responsible for continuing to build closer working relationships with key suppliers and led a customer experience approach.
His new role will see him work closely with managing director Keith Allen and sales director Jason Chamberlain.
Cranny will lead the operational teams, overseeing of ARI’s services and products.
Matt Dyer, LeasePlan UK managing director, said: “We would like to thank Matt for his major contribution to Leaseplan and wish him continued success in the future. Matt has been a big part of LeasePlan UK for the last fourteen years.”
Keith Allen, ARI managing director, added: “Appointing an individual of Matt’s calibre and experience underlines our continued investment in the UK business to make ARI the provider of choice for fleet management. We are excited to bring Matt on board and look forward to further developing our operational capabilities under his leadership.”
Cranny said: “I’ve enjoyed my time at LeasePlan UK immensely and I would like to express my thanks to each and every member of staff for their outstanding work during my time with the company.”
“I joined ARI as I believe this is a unique opportunity to work for a company which has entered the UK market to really challenge how fleet management is delivered to customers. ARI's unique approach to providing transparency for customers, investing in technology and belief in its people meant it was an opportunity I just had to take.
“I'm really looking forward to working with Keith and the team in building on all the great work already done, to make ARI a force to be reckoned with here in the UK.”