PHILIP Nothard, the Insight & Strategy Director at Cox Automotive, has been elected the new Chair of the VRA.
Nothard succeeds Sam Watkins who has held the Chair of the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) for the previous two years.
Joining Nothard as Deputy Chair will be Rupert Pontin, Director of Insight at Cazana.
On his appointment, Nothard said:
“My first job as Chair is to thank Sam for the excellent work she has done over the last two years, helping to raise the profile of the VRA and guide it through what have been some unavoidably turbulent times.
“I will be looking to build on the work she has started. With the support of the board, my aim is to provide the help and advice that the remarketing sector needs as it deals with the effects of the pandemic, Brexit and a host of other issues.
“The VRA has been very proactive over the last nine months and our members have been extremely supportive of each other, freely sharing new information and best practice. This spirit of co-operation is very important.”
Both Nothard and Pontin are well equipped to lead the VRA.
Nothard has 30 years’ experience in the used car sector, including at cap hpi, while Pontin was Director of Valuations at Glass’s before he joined Cazana.
“I’m very much looking forward to working with Philip and the board. This is a turbulent time for the remarketing sector and I believe that the VRA is more important than ever in its role supporting industry professionals.”