Nina Bell has been named as the new chair of the BVRLA, replacing Matt Dyer who stepped down having completed his two-year term.
Bell has been with Avis Budget for seven years and has been in the role of UK Managing Director since 2015.
She joined the BVRLA’s Committee of Management in August 2015 and was appointed to the position of vice-Chair in May 2018.
“It is an honour to be appointed as the first female Chair of the BVRLA and I am delighted to be working with the excellent team at the BVRLA to continue progressing delivery of our three-year Business Plan successfully launched under Matt’s leadership," Bell said.
“It is an exciting and challenging time for our industry and I look forward to supporting the team in the great work which is underway to positively contribute to the big issues affecting our industry including clean air, taxation, future mobility, regulation and further developing the reputation of the sectors we represent.”
Other significant changes on the BVRLA board include Alphabet’s chief executive officer Nick Brownrigg stepping up to become the new vice-Chair of the association.
In addition, Neal Francis, managing director of Pendragon Vehicle Management joins the board having recently been appointed the chairman of the Leasing and Fleet Management Committee.
BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney added: “Under Matt’s leadership, and with the support of the rest of the Committee of Management, the last two years have seen the largest level of investment into the association in its 50-year history, enabling us to scale up our operations and effectiveness. We are already seeing the fruits of this investment as delivery of our Business Plan progresses. I thank Matt for his support during his tenure and look forward to continuing our work with Nina.”