JON Lawes, the Managing Director of Novuna Vehicle Solutions, has been appointed the new Chair of the BVRLA, the UK trade body for companies engaged in vehicle rental, leasing and fleet management.
A senior executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the fleet and leasing industry, Jon has served on the BVRLA’s Committee of Management since 2015 and was appointed Vice Chair in April last year.
Jon takes over from outgoing BVRLA Chair Nina Bell, the Managing Director of Avis, the car rental firm.
Commenting on his new role, Jon said:
I’m delighted and honoured to be appointed, especially as we are going through some challenging, yet exciting, times in the automotive industry. I’m passionate about accelerating the transition to alternative fuels, solving society’s challenge to decarbonise and overcome barriers to electrification, the biggest of which being confidence in our UK charging infrastructure.
Alongside the move, Managing Director of leasing company Arval UK, Lakshmi Moorthy, has been named as the association’s new Vice Chair.
BVRLA Chief Executive, Gerry Keaney commented:
We are pleased to welcome Jon into this role and are excited to see what the BVRLA will achieve under his leadership. With a wealth of experience to draw on, supported by his close involvement with the association and the industry’s transition to net zero, Jon will undoubtedly oversee some significant milestones in the coming years.