Stewart Lightbody, head of fleet services at Anglian Water, is to join the board of ACFO following Phil Redman's decision to retire at the end fo the year.
Lightbody has been involved in the fleet industry for 18 years and is currently in charge of 700 company cars, 1,800 light commercial vehicles and 180 commercial vehicles above 3.5 tonnes.
He is being co-opted on to the board ahead of standing for election at ACFO's 2019 annual general meeting in the summer.
Lightbody said: "Throughout my career I have tried to make a difference and inspire people to move forward and look at issues in a new way.
“I hope that I can apply that same methodology by joining the ACFO board and introducing new ideas and thinking and help to shape the organisation’s future.
"I am very keen on engagement and increasing participation and I want to convince other fleet decision-makers that ACFO is the right organisation for them to join and that by doing so they will be taking the fleet industry forward.”
Redman has been an ACFO director for 10 years and was re-elected to the board last year. Prior to launching his own consultancy business, PR Fleet Management, he was the multi award-winning fleet manager of IBM in the UK and Ireland.
He also served as secretary, vice-chairman and chairman of ACFO Southern Region.
ACFO has a six-strong board which is completed by chairman John Pryor, fleet and travel manager at Arcadia Group; Caroline Sandall, director ESE UK Consulting and a former fleet manager at Barclays Bank; Debbie Floyde, group fleet and risk and facilities manager, Bauer Media; Denise Lane, head of group fleet at Capita; and Richard Baird, new business development director at Marshall Leasing. By three-yearly rotation, Baird is also due to stand for election to the board in 2019.