Circle Leasing appoints Barry Beeston

Circle Leasing has appointed Barry Beeston as its new managing director.

The appointment allows Circle’s co-founder and previous managing director, Aidan Minogue, to step into the newly-created role of chief executive as part of the business’s plans for future growth.

Barry joins Circle from INFINITI UK, where he was regional director of northern Europe. He has had an extensive career in the car industry having started as a graduate trainee at Jaguar Cars before moving to Nissan in the 1990s. After holding numerous senior leadership positions within Nissan, latterly at European board level, he brings with him to Circle a wealth of experience of the vehicle manufacturer and fleet markets.

‘I am very pleased to be joining the team at Circle Leasing,’ said Barry. ‘I have admired the organisation for many years, always being impressed by their professionalism and customer-centric approach to business. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to work with such an industry-leading and award-winning organisation.’

Commenting on Barry’s appointment, Aidan said, ‘With Barry, we have secured a high-calibre executive who shares a great passion for Circle Leasing and its future prospects. He will be responsible for creating a very enjoyable, dynamic environment of growth which will lead to numerous opportunities in new markets, all with the twin goals of enabling the business to thrive in the future and enhancing the customer experience.’