THE fleet management and leasing broker, Fleet Alliance, is making a change to its executive board as it appoints two new executives.
Andy Bruce (above, left) joins as Chief Executive Officer and Nigel McMinn (above, right) as Chief Operating Officer, while former Managing Director, Martin Brown (centre), becomes Chair of a new-look board effective today (09 August 2021).
Both Bruce and McMinn are former executives of car retailing group Lookers plc and bring with them extensive experience and a track record of growth.
“I am delighted to welcome Andy and Nigel to lead our next phase of expansion. Their experience of creating growth, considerable manufacturer relationships, and extensive knowledge gained in the retail sector, will be invaluable to the company as we position ourselves for the future,” commented Brown.
The new Chair said he would be stepping back from his day-to-day duties, but using all his 25 years’ experience in contract hire and leasing to help guide strategy for the leasing company.
On his appointment, Bruce said:
“The leasing broker sector has grown to become an important part of the automotive landscape and I am convinced the company has many opportunities ahead of it. Not only can it continue to benefit from the growing popularity of leasing to both consumer and enterprise sectors, but it can broaden its capabilities to embrace the increasingly important mobility sector.”
Bruce and McMinn join the current Fleet Alliance executive team of David Blackmore (Commercial Director), Angela Robertson (Finance Director), Grant Boardman (Client Services Director) and Rob Wentworth-James (Corporate Sales Director).
“Fleet Alliance is the leading broker in the corporate and SME leasing market and the aim is to develop this side of the business as the market moves to EVs. The Intelligent Car Leasing personal leasing brand for consumers has shown significant growth in recent years and has the potential to accelerate further. It will be a key focus of mine to bring experience from the franchised retail world to maximise this opportunity.”
Fleet Alliance recently launched an SME-focused salary sacrifice scheme.