Automotive data expert Cap HPI has appointed Debbie Capell as its new data operations director.
The role will involve overall responsibility for data management and processes, partnership building and growth, plus the implementation of operational strategies to support the company’s ongoing international roll-out.
Capell will report into Chris Wright, managing director of Cap HPI.
The appointment is part of a broader move by the company to expand its data operation and speed up the development of new product.
Capell joins the business from senior roles as head of specialist operations at finance company, Close Brothers Motor Finance and head of global operations at technology and language service provider, The Big Word.
She said: “I’ve joined at an exciting and crucial time for the business. I’m confident that my international and broad operational experience will serve the ongoing growth of the company, further underpinning its position and reputation.
“I share the business vision that data is the new oil for the automotive industry which, in turn, will underpin its future growth and efficiency.
“The customer is the central focus for Cap HPI leading the market with new data, technology and insight.”
The company recently announced the launch of enhanced electric vehicle data, which provides a comprehensive guide to nearly 200 electric and hybrid derivatives available in the UK market. It followed the launch of a European expansion plan and a global coding system.
Wright said: “Our business is based on great people, data and technology. This allows Cap HPI to grow and develop alongside the demands of the automotive industry.
“Debbie’s skills will add tremendous value to our partnerships with data suppliers, provide further operational efficiency but also support the ongoing drive to lead the industry with innovation.”