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Industry jobs: New MD at Interactive Fleet Management and CRO at Alphabet

Interactive Fleet Management, the Grosvenor Group’s specialist fleet management business, has appointed Lee Brown as its new managing director.

Brown, who joined the Grosvenor Group in 2001, became finance director of Interactive Fleet Management in 2012.

The Grosvenor Group said he had been instrumental in the company’s growth, and development of new products and services.

He replaces previous managing director, Nicola Johnson, who has taken the role of Grosvenor Group chairwoman.

“I’m delighted to welcome Lee into this important role,” said Grosvenor Group CEO, Shaun Barritt.

“We are entering a very challenging period for fleet operators, due to the pandemic, Brexit and the shift towards alternative fuels, and Lee is the perfect person to steer our customers through these times.

“As well as being managing director of Interactive Fleet Management, Lee also heads up the Grosvenor Group’s 0Zone solution, which has won awards for helping companies drive down their vehicle emissions by moving to ultra-low emission and electric vehicle policies.

“He is also spearheading our salary sacrifice offering which is back on the agenda because its financial benefits look extremely interesting thanks to the Government’s hugely attractive benefit in kind (BIK) rates on ultra-low emission and electric vehicles. We wish him every success in his new role.”

Gorman appointed new chief risk officer at Alphabet GB

Chantal Gorman has been named the new chief risk officer at Alphabet (GB), having been with the company since 2011, when she joined the business during the integration of Alphabet and ING.

Gorman has 25 years’ experience in the vehicle leasing industry and brings a wealth of financial management experience to the role, said Alphabet.

Starting her career with ING, she has worked in almost all areas of finance including controlling/financial planning, information management, underwriting and collections. 

After heading up the information management team, Gorman moved into her current role as head of controlling – a position she has held for six years, managing several successful projects.

She said: “Over the past nine years I‘ve worked across a range of business areas within Alphabet which has given me invaluable experience and insight into our financial management, as well as the challenges the industry will face over the next few years.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed building and developing a highly talented team within controlling and am now looking forward to leading the risk function into the next phase of our success.”

Gorman replaces Stefan Oswald who has been carrying out the regulatory responsibility for the function, supported by Neal Coleman, head of risk. 

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