May 23, 2019: The BVRLA has appointed Nina Bell as the first female chair of the association. She takes over from LeasePlan’s Matt Dyer, who stepped down at the BVRLA’s annual general meeting after completing his two-year term. Bell, who has worked for Avis Bu...

 

May 14, 2019: Hampshire Trust Bank has appointed Paul Bartley as managing director of its asset finance division, Specialist Business Finance. Bartley was a founder director and shareholder of Close Leasing between 2007 and 2017 and more recently founded and bu...

 

May 10, 2019: VW Financial Services UK has appointed Jean Smith as chief financial officer for the UK. She takes the role after four years in a number of international roles, including joint managing director of VW Pon Financial Services in the Netherlands. Sh...

 

May 01, 2019: Aldermore, the specialist bank, has announced that Carl D’Ammassa, its group managing director for business finance, will leave the bank after five and a half years to become the new chief executive officer of White Oak UK. D’Ammassa joined Alderm...

 

Apr 01, 2019: Stephen Sklaroff, the director general of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), has announced he is to step down after 12 years in the post. He plans to work with the FLA on ensuring a smooth hand-over to his successor, when an appointment ...

 

Mar 29, 2019: General Motors has merged its three South American operations – Mercosur, Andina and Central – into a single entity known as GM South America, and appointed Carlos Zarlenga as president. Zarlenga’s outgoing role is president of the Mercosur divisi...

 

Mar 29, 2019: Leasing firm ALD Automotive has appointed two new senior directors within its Brazilian operation. Erika Braz is the company’s new chief financial officer and Leandro Izar Rodrigues is now regional director of human resources for the Latin America...

 

Mar 22, 2019: Volkswagen Financial Services has announced that the current regional manager of Europe, Jens Legenbauer, will be the next chairman of the management board of Volkswagen Leasing. Legenbauer (pictured) began his career at Volkswagen and moved to VW...

 

Mar 21, 2019: APD Global Research has appointed Kathryn Courtenay-Evans as UK managing director. Courtenay-Evans (pictured left), formerly commercial director, will focus on growing the company’s utility and non-automotive client base and will report to executi...

 

Feb 25, 2019: Asset finance specialist Arkle Finance has appointed Paul Bartley as its new non-executive chairman. Bartley (pictured) is the co-founder of Close Leasing, which grew from a new start in 2006 to a portfolio exceeding £500 million. During a 30-yea...