BVRLA director of policy and membership Jay Parmar is to leave the leasing and rental association after 19 years.
Parmar starts his new role as chief executive at JIB, the Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry, on October 1. BVRLA will be looking for a replacement.
“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead the JIB team and am looking forward to working with colleagues, members, partners, and stakeholders with a key interest in this dynamic and vibrant sector, to ensure that JIB continues to deliver a first class service,” Parmar said.
“My focus will be to ensure that the organisation remains at the forefront of the industry’s fast pace of change; supporting members and further strengthening the value of membership."
Parmar is an experienced legal professional. In his current role he is responsible for policy work and campaigns, representing the leasing and rental industry at UK and EU level, and has a consultative role on a number of Government-led groups. He is also the driving force behind the BVRLA’s decision to open membership to fleet decision-makers.
Thanking him for his service, BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney said: “Jay has been a much-valued member of the senior management team at the BVRLA, representing our industry on a national and EU level.
"His contribution during the past two decades has helped to drive our industry forward and his commitment to delivering the highest industry standards has supported our members through times of unprecedented change and challenge.”
Parmar’s appointment was warmly received by trade union Unite the Union.
Ian Woodland, national officer at Unite the Union, said: “We welcome Jay Parmar’s appointment at a very challenging time for the industry and look forward to working with him.
"Jay comes with a great deal of experience and know-how that will keep the JIB at the forefront to face these challenges.”