Spencer Halil
, who has led Alphera Financial Services for
the past three years, is moving to Melbourne, Australia, to lead
BMW Group Financial Services and fleet arm Alphabet in early
September. Halil has worked for the BMW Group since 2006, when he
was appointed regional manager for Alphera Financial Services. He
was subsequently promoted to national sales manager, and then to
his current role heading up Alphera in the UK.
Halil said: “I have had a fantastic five years working with the
team at Alphera and will miss everyone dearly. Having watched the
company go from strength to strength, I am confident that it will
continue to do so and I look forward to tracking its success from
the other side of the world. This is an exciting time for both me
and my family and we look forward to setting up home in Melbourne.”
Halil’s successor will be announced shortly.

Photograph of Harvey Stead, Close MotorLex Autolease
regional director Harvey Stead has joined Close
Motor Finance as its new sales director. Stead joins the board of
directors and takes responsibility for all Close’s sales and
account manager functions, for existing and new dealer
Close’s managing director James Broadhead said: “I’m pleased to
welcome Harvey – he brings with him a wealth of experience in sales
growth and the motor finance industry.”
Stead responded: “I’m delighted to be part of the Close team and
the unique offering we can provide the retail motor sector. These
are challenging and exciting times for the industry and Close are
determined to help its dealers capitalise on their
Close Motor Finance has growth plans over the next few years and,
with 13 branches across the UK, the company claims it is arguably
the country’s fastest growing point of sale finance provider.

Vehicle information provider HPI is
demonstrating commitment to further involvement in the motor
finance industry through the appointment of Darren
as head of automotive finance. Greenyer’s role
will involve the development and marketing of HPI’s financial
product offerings to both motor dealers and lenders involved in the
F&I business.
Already in his time at HPI, Greenyer has been heavily involved in
the creation and launch of HPI Finance Gateway, the company’s
online proposal and lender-finding system for retailers.
He has also been an important part of HPI’s asset protection
services, HPI Monitor, HPI CrushWatch, HPI Security Watch and HPI
Keeper Enquiry.
As well as his new role in developing the company’s finance
industry offerings, Darren will continue to sit on two FLA
committees, the Motor Asset Registration Services (MARS) and
Vehicle Remarketing and Asset Registration Group (VRAR).

Private & Commercial Finance
Group (PCFG) has appointed David Anthony to its board as a
non-executive director, at the same time as Peter Shea and Faisal
Al-Yousef step down from NED positions.
Anthony, 64, is a chartered accountant who was chief executive of
Hitachi Capital (UK) and chairman of Hitachi Capital Vehicle
Solutions Limited until 2010.
He has also served as a director of Secure Trust bank, and was
recently involved in an attempt to take control of struggling asset
finance lender Davenham plc.
Hitachi and PCFG have a long-standing relationship, with the
Japanese-owned funder having provided PCFG’s first wholesale
funding when it opened its doors in 1995.

Fleet management company Fleet Alliance has
continued to expand its sales force as the business seeks
The Glasgow-based company has recruited three graduates as trainee
business development executives following the appointment of
Steve Lane as new business development manager in
Stuart Naismith, Stephanie Morris, and
Gareth Fulton join the business as trainee
business development executives straight from university. Naismith
and Fulton come from the University of West of Scotland, and Morris
from Glasgow Caledonian University.
Lane joined Fleet Alliance with more than 20 years’ experience in
the automotive, fleet and corporate finance sectors, including
spells at Lex Vehicle Leasing, Bank of Scotland Vehicle Finance and
Daimler Fleet Management.

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