Circle Leasing has appointed Barry Beeston as its new managing director, allowing Aidan Minogue to step into the newly-created role of chief executive as part of the business’s plans for future growth.
Beeston joins Circle from Infiniti UK, where he was regional director of Northern Europe, overseeing the brand’s growth in the UK market.
He has had an extensive career in the car industry having started as a graduate trainee at Jaguar Cars before moving to Nissan in the 1990s.
After holding numerous senior leadership positions within Nissan, latterly at European board level, he brings with him to Circle a wealth of experience of the vehicle manufacturer and fleet markets.
“I am very pleased to be joining the team at Circle Leasing,” said Beeston. “The UK market is experiencing unprecedented change and the needs of our customers will undoubtedly evolve; we must always be mindful of these changes and adapt our business to meet their requirements.”
He continued: “Early exposure to the business has left me very impressed by the depth of experience of the team and the effectiveness of its technology platforms and processes.
“The company is so agile; its full in-house development team and the ability to quickly adapt to any situation is a credit to the current leadership team.”
Minogue said: “This change enables me to move away from day-to-day operations and focus on developing new strategies for the business.
“Remaining close to the business means that I can also help Barry and the team improve and develop our business processes as we become more efficient and ready to capitalise on the opportunities available to us.”
Photo caption: Barry Beeston (centre), Circle Leasing’s new managing director, with chairman Dennis Studholme (left), and chief executive Aidan Minogue.