LeasePlan has announced change to its managing board, with the chief risk officer and chief strategic finance and investor relations officer leaving by mutual agreement.
Franca Vossen, chief risk officer, and Yolanda Paulissen, chief strategic finance and investor relations manager, are both leaving the company.
During her tenure Vossen was a board member responsible for the overhaul and professionalization of LeasePlan’s risk management.
She led the establishment of a state of the art data engineering and data science organisation and established and implemented a new corporate social responsibility strategy for the company.
During her time at LeasePlan, Paulissen was a board member and key in managing the strategic development of the company’s strong and diversified funding structure, including LeasePlan Bank.
Jos Streppel, chairman of the LeasePlan supervisory board, said: “I would like to thank Franca for her many significant contributions to LeasePlan. Franca has played a key role in the company’s transformation, including bringing LeasePlan’s Risk, Privacy and Compliance function to its next phase of development.
“I would also like to thank Yolanda for her outstanding service to LeasePlan, particularly in the Strategic Finance function, which she has led with exceptional ability and innovation. On behalf of the entire Supervisory Board, we wish them both every success with their new plans,” he added.
Following the departure of the two positions, the LeasePlan supervisory board conducted a review of LeasePlan’s governance structure.
In November LeasePlan unveiled their first annual sustainability report outlining its progress on the firms overall sustainability strategy.
It included the company’s ambitions to achieve net-zero emissions from its total fleet by 2030.
The report had three key focus areas: shaping the future of low-emission mobility, strengthening its contribution to societal well-being and reducing its own environmental impact.
Tex Gunning, chief executive of LeasePlan, said of the report: “Climate change is the biggest challenge we face as humanity, and as road transport accounts for around 20% of global CO2 emissions, we’re determined to play our part. That’s why we want to achieve zero tailpipe emissions from our entire fleet of 1.9m vehicles by 2030, starting with our employees’ vehicles.
“These are, of course, ambitious goals, which is why we’ve decided to publish our first-ever Sustainability Report. We want to be transparent with our customers, investors and other stakeholders, about how our zero-emission journey is going and where we can improve. Our mantra is simple: if it’s reportable, it’s measurable – and then we can be held accountable,” he added.