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LeasePlan announces reshuffle at top of UK business

Matt Dyer LeasePlan

LeasePlan announced the appointment of LeasePlan UK’s current managing director Matt Dyer as president and chief executive officer of LeasePlan USA amid changes at the top of its business.

Current LeasePlan Italy managing director, Alfonso Martínez, will be stepping into the managing director role in the UK, it said in a statement.

LeasePlan said that its change in leadership will continue to deliver on its mission to provide its "any car, anytime, anywhere" service so its customers can focus on what’s next for them.

Martínez will be responsible for continuing to optimise the customer experience through LeasePlan’s Customer First ethos, supporting LeasePlan’s sustainability ambitions and assisting in the transformation of LeasePlan into a fully digitally enabled business.

He takes on the role of managing director of LeasePlan UK, effective from January 1, 2019 and subject to FCA approval.

Martínez has worked for LeasePlan since 2006, with previous roles including chief financial officer of LeasePlan Spain, and most recently, managing director of LeasePlan Italy – a role he has held since 2012.

Martínez said: “Leading the UK business is an exciting prospect, and I look forward to taking on this role from January. The UK and Italian businesses share considerable synergies, thanks to our significant indirect and direct business success.

"The plans for the business moving forward can only propel us further as a company. I am confident that the future for LeasePlan is bright and I am pleased that I can take a further leading role in it.”

Matt Dyer’s appointment to president and CEO of LeasePlan USA is also effective from January 1, 2019.

During his tenure, Dyer has been instrumental to the improvement of the business, growing the fleet to its largest size of 185,000 and ensuring a clear focus on all customers. In addition, he is currently chairman of the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA), playing an active role in representing the needs and challenges facing the industry in the UK.

Matt Dyer said: “The changes at the top of our business highlight the Power of One LeasePlan. We are one business, not defined by geography or borders. We welcome Alfonso to the UK business and look forward to working closely with him over the coming months.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Managing Director of the UK business and I wish Alfonso the very best in his new role.”

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