Jenny Powley, formerly director of Arval’s Large Corporate
division, has switched roles within the company, moving to become
the new sales director of the lessor’s fuel and fleet card product

Arval is in the midst of adding
new functionalities to its cards, to give customers greater
budgeting powers, and to allow drivers to purchase a wider range of
vehicle-related services, the leasing company said.

Prior to joining Arval, Powley
worked for a global financial services company and has 20 years of
industry experience.



Retail group Vertu Motors has said
that David Forbes has joined its board as a
non-executive director. Forbes, a chartered accountant, is a
managing director at Rothschild, and has been with the bank for 20



The Helphire Group has said that
Chris Chatterton and Alan Gilbert
are to join the company, the former as group sales director and the
latter as group technical director. Chatterton was previously Angel
Assistance and Helphire UK’s MD, and Gilbert was MD of Helphire’s
automotive division.



The newly-created role of
operations director at Total Accident Management has been filled by
David Hughes, who joins from Threadneedle Investments, where he was
head of retail operations for the past six years.

Before that, Hughes worked for
Zurich Financial Services, Credit Suisse and Allied Dunbar
Insurance. In his new position, Hughes will report to Penny
Stoolman, Total’s MD.


The supervisory board of Porsche
Automobil Holding SE, Wendelin Wiedeking, and
Holger Haerter have announced that they are to
resign with immediate effect.

“In the last weeks Wiedeking and
Haerter have come to the conclusion that the further strategic
development of Porsche SE and Porsche AG are better off if they are
not on board as acting persons,” Porsche said.

Michael Macht,
the former director of production and logistics at Porsche, will
take on Wiedeking’s role as CEO, while Thomas
, former HR director, will be Macht’s deputy. The
personnel changes came as Porsche accepted a proposal to merge with
Volkswagen. Wiedeking had been the luxury carmaker’s CEO since
1992, while Haerter joined Porsche in 1996 as the board member in
charge of financing and accounting.



Mark Crockett has been appointed services and quality
director at Renault UK, giving him responsibility for the
manufacturer’s aftersales and services business. He has at the same
time been appointed to the Renault board. Crockett joined Renault
in 1994, as product and marketing manager for the Clio and Laguna
models, and replaces in his new role Rémi Lefevre,
who moves back to the Renault head office in Paris to take up the
post of project director for electric vehicles.

Phil York is the
carmaker’s new marketing director, returning to the UK after nearly
three years as marketing director for Renault’s Adriatic region. He
has also been appointed to the Renault UK board. York replaces
Emmanuel Bouvier, who has returned to Paris to
become brand director for electric vehicles.



Manufacturer SEAT is looking to
grow its UK fleet business, and has recruited Sally
to be its national fleet and business sales
manager as part of its drive to grow corporate sales.

Livingstone was previously key
account manager at Audi UK, where she spent eight years. She will
report to Nick Andrews, SEAT’s head of fleet and
business sales.



Jonathan Maguire
has joined software company CFC Solutions as a telemarketer.

He was previously operations
manager at a call centre in Sheffield, and is a qualified financial
advisor. Alison Clarkson has also joined the
company, as a business development executive, working with CFC’s
contract hire and leasing customers.



Fleet software provider epyx has
appointed Bob Leighfield as the new chair of the
Service Network Customer Forum, an independent panel of users of
epyx’s 1link Service Network.

Leighfield is head of Midland
operations at lessor Arval and has spent nearly four decades in the
fleet industry.


Fleet software provider Jaama has
taken on a new customer service and support executive,
Zafran Hussein – the company’s fourth new recruit
in under a month. Hussein is a recent graduate, and joins the IT
company at a time when it is looking to expand, thanks to
customers’ growing awareness that fleet software can help them
manage and reduce costs in the teeth of a recession.



Arnie Iverson is
the newly-announced chairman of the financial services software
provider Nostrum Group. A CEO for 25 years, Iverson has also held
board positions at GE Capital, GMAC, Ventura, Littlewoods Shop
Direct Group and most recently TIS Group.