Experian has appointed Charlotte Hogg as
managing director UK & Ireland. Prior to her engagement she was
executive of Discover Financial Services and ran the NYSE-listed
company’s UK credit card business, Goldfish.

vMel Mason
has been promoted to the post of
global chief information officer. Previously he was managing
director of Technology Services for Experian UK & Ireland.

Nico van der Westhuizen has been appointed
market head of Experian Decision Analytics’ Nordic and Baltic
region. He has responsibilities for the development and
consolidation of the division in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and
Norway in addition to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Prior to
joining Experian he worked at Standard Bank where he was head of
enterprise decision management.

Alex Croydon has been promoted to sales
director and Steve Paton to commercial director of Experian’s
Insurance Division. Croydon was previously an account director for
the division while Paton was a senior consultant.


HPI has recruited Jonathan Blackmore as
marketing manager. He joins from Experian where he was consumer
marketing manager responsible for the AA Car Data Check. Prior to
that he was marketing consultant with Provident Insurance and was
involved in launching its motor insurance brand Yes Insurance.


David Smith and Darren Groves
have been appointed as business analysts and Ron
as product manager at Bynx. Smith is a qualified
accountant with over 20 years’ experience as a lessor, including
seven years at Lombard Vehicle Management (LVM) managing its
Financial Accounts team and a further seven years as a financial
business analyst. Groves spent over six years as a business analyst
also at LVM and prior to that at Tarmac and Charles Schwab Europe.
Flegg has over 30-years experience in software development, some 16
of which were with dealer management systems. Prior to joining Bynx
he worked in the IT department of Volkswagen Group UK where he was
responsible for dealer systems.


Steve Heins has joined Frontline Solutions (FS)
as operations director. He joins with industry experience gained
with HSBC and GE Capital. FS’s director and founder Andy Shuter
explained that Heins was an early contributor to the company’s
success especially with the development of its DealTrak Broker


Nomis Solutions has recruited Peter Ungerleider
as director Global Services in the eastern US and Canada, Liz
Clarke as senior business consultant Europe and Paul
as senior business consultant Unsecured Personal

Previously, Ungerleider was senior vice president of Strategic
Customer Management at National City Bank, Clarke was responsible
for determining collections strategies for GMAC-RFC and Wootton was
senior pricing manager at Lloyds TSB where he had profit and loss
accountability for unsecured loans.


Johnnie Halliday has joined Spikes as UK and
Ireland manager. He will be responsible for business development in
the asset and motor finance markets introducing Spikes’ credit and
risk management systems for bank-owned, captive and independent
finance providers and helping lessors reduce risk and improve


Rebecca Moore, previously marketing manager at
CHP Consulting, has moved to Sungard to take up a position as a
consultant, working with the 42 product.


Phil Robson has joined Peugeot UK as director
of fleet and used vehicle operations, with responsibility for fleet
sales, car and van rental, and Peugeot contract hire. Robson takes
up the role with Peugeot having previously spent three years at the
manufacturer as head of used car operations, before moving to
dealer group Robins & Day where he managed the Bristol,
Newcastle and Gateshead sites.


Paul Willis will take over responsibility as
managing director of Volkswagen Group Ireland from Bob O’Callaghan
on 1 October. Willis’ appointment coincides with the transfer of
responsibility for the import business of Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda
and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles from O’Flaherty Holding Ltd to
Volkswagen AG. Before taking up his most recent appointment as
chief operating officer of Kia Europe, Willis led the Volkswagen
brand in the UK.


Ford Motor Company (FMC) has appointed Stephen
as president and chief executive officer of Volvo
Car Corporation (VCC). Previously Odell played a key role on Ford
of Europe’s resurgence as its chief operating officer.


Ann Golding, previously marketing manager at
the Refreshed Media digital agency, has joined FLEXXiLease as sales
and marketing support manager. She is tasked with driving brand
awareness and creating offline and digital marketing strategies for
the company.


David Rawlings, previously an automotive
consultant for 15 years with Deloitte & Touche, has formed
Business Car Finance – a company which is targeting the small and
medium-sized business market with the aim of providing companies
and their drivers with operational efficiency and tax effectiveness
from company car schemes or cash-based alternatives. Prior to
joining Deloitte, Rawlings was a manager of fleet finance with UDT,
then an independent finance company and now owned by Lloyds

Alan Myers – A Tribute

Alan Myers, who passed away on August 14, aged 54, was not a
name immediately associated with the Institute of Car Fleet
Management (ICFM), but he was nonetheless a key figure back in 1991
when it was his (and the late Peter Moxon’s) original vision which
created the concept that enabled the formation of the ICFM the
following year.

It was Myer’s company, McKenzie Myers, that funded the original
investment which made it possible for the ICFM to be formed and it
was his support that helped created the original council of nine
well-known industry professionals.

Commenting on those early years, Peter Eldridge, the present
director and secretary of ICFM said: “I had the pleasure of working
with Alan, both at Lex Fleet Management and latterly at McKenzie
Myers, and he was without doubt one of the fleet industry’s real
characters. Alan was a tremendous innovator in every respect and
the ICFM owes a debt of gratitude to both Alan and to Peter Moxon
for their combined foresight and energy during those early years
and the successful legacy that is the present day ICFM. Alan will
be sadly missed.”