The Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) has appointed three new directors to its board: Rupert Pontin (Glass’s), Tim Hudson (Cox Automotive/Manheim) and Philip Nothard (Cap HPI).
They join seven other directors, including the VRA chairman Glenn Sturley and deputy chairman Sam Watkins.
Sturley said: “I’m delighted to welcome Rupert, Tim and Philip to the VRA board and am sure that their varied and extensive experience will bring new perspectives to our general industry initiatives.
"I would particularly like to thank the outgoing directors whom they are replacing – John Davies (former VRA chairman), Rob Barr (Manheim) and Craig Purvey (BCA) who have had recent changes in roles.
"I would like to add a very special mention to Rob Barr who was a founding member of the VRA and who has contributed significantly to the association since its formation.”
Pontin is director of valuations at Glass's, where he is responsible for the accuracy of its information and the editorial teams that generate this base data.
His extensive experience spans three decades and includes vehicle valuations (new and used), valuation and forecast data, market research, profitable running of business units and small and medium size business start-up.
Hudson is managing director of Inventory Solutions at Cox Automotive UK, which includes Manheim. He joined Manheim as UK managing director in March 2015 having been chief executive of Manheim’s Asia Pacific operations for two years.
Prior to Manheim, Hudson was managing director of Aston Barclay and also spent eight years with leading leasing firm LeasePlan International.
Nothard is Black Book editor - retail and consumer specialist, at Cap HPI and has more than 30 years’ experience in the motor trade.
He joined CAP Automotive in 2010 as Black Book editor having managed dealerships for independents, supermarkets and large plc groups.