Gary Curran has been appointed as leasing and rental manager for Kia Motors UK, effective from January 1, 2021.
The new role incorporates his previous position as RV & fleet operations manager for the Korean brand and places the management of leasing and rental programmes under his remit of responsibilities.
He is set to enhance the presence of Kia as a key player in the fleet market, armed with products and services which bring substantial value and peace of mind to business customers.
Curran has been with Kia UK for three years within the fleet team, predominantly responsible for Kia’s Residual Value optimisation, relationships with key industry RV influencers and the brand’s Motability operation.
Prior to Kia, he achieved success during his 27-year career in multiple other roles in the contract hire and fleet business.
John Hargreaves, head of fleet and remarketing, said: “After three years of success in improving our residual values and overseeing a controlled growth in our Motability presence, Gary will retain both those responsibilities and also manage our leasing and rental programmes. As ever, the emphasis will be to have an active presence in these key areas of the market whilst prioritising strong used car values.”