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Vertu NED joins APD Research

Nigel Stead, former Lex Autolease chief executive and current non-executive director at Vertu Motors, has taken up another non-executive director post with APD Research.
Stead has taken up the post of non-executive director on the enlarged board of APD Global Research & Development, the supplier of automotive business intelligence, customer feedback systems and tailored research programmes.
Stead joins APD as the company embarks on a major expansion programme extending its business reach within the UK and Europe and in Asia Pacific.
A former chairman of the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association) and, before his retirement, CEO at Lex Autolease, the UK’s largest vehicle leasing company. Stead now holds non-executive directorships at Vertu Motors, Prohire and Merrion Fleet Management, the second largest leasing company in Ireland.
Commenting on his involvement with APD Nigel Stead said, “I have known Paul Turner and APD for many years. I’ve always been impressed by their competencies and respect for the quality of their research and industry leading programmes which they have successfully delivered to our industry."
APD’s executive chairman, Paul Turner, said: "Nigel brings huge experience and expertise which will be instrumental in the enlargement of our interests globally, through acquisitions, and widening the use of the APD’s Contact.360 award-winning research platforms and our associated consultancy services.”

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