LeasePlan announces two new appointments

LeasePlan UK announced the appointment of two senior roles within the UK business; Chris Black as commercial director and Steve Jones as director for Future Fleet Solutions, with both taking up positions on the UK managing board.

Chris joined LeasePlan in 2017 as new business sales director. The appointment to commercial director sees Chris direct his attention towards enhancing the commercial division, including profitably growing LeasePlan’s fleet, strengthening key customer relationships and focusing on LeasePlan’s product offering.

The appointment of Steve Jones to a newly developed role in LeasePlan, director for Future Fleet Solutions, marks a clear focus on the future of the Car as a Service (CaaS) sector. He will be transitioning from his current role as head of risk, with an initial focus on developing and improving the current flexible solutions on offer such as LeasePlan Flexible and subscription service – subscribe and drive.

LeasePlan UK managing director Matt Dyer said, ‘On behalf of the board, I am delighted to announce the appointments of both Chris and Steve. Chris has impressed since he joined the business last year, and having already seen the benefits of his work, we are excited to promote him into a role that will strengthen our commercial division.

‘In addition, Steve’s appointment further emphasises our awareness of the emerging opportunities in the market. His role will be innovation-led in the early stages to ensure we continue the progress we have made to date.’