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Kia promotes Gary Curran to new role as leasing and rental manager

Gary Curran has been given a new role at Kia Motors UK as leasing and rental manager, following a stint as RV and fleet operations manager.

The new position includes the responsibilities of his previous role and places the management of Kia’s leasing and rental programmes under Curran’s remit.

John Hargreaves, head of Fleet and Remarketing at Kia Motors UK, said: “Gary has been an important member of our team already. After three years of success in improving our residual values and overseeing a controlled growth in our Motability presence, Gary will retain both those responsibilities and also manage our leasing and rental programmes. As ever, the emphasis will be to have an active presence in these key areas of the market whilst prioritising strong used car values.”

Curran has been with Kia UK for three years within the fleet team, predominantly responsible for Kia’s Residual Value optimisation, relationships with key industry RV influencers and the brand’s Motability operation.

Prior to Kia, he achieved success during his 27 year career to date in multiple other roles in the contract hire and fleet business.

Curran added: “I am thrilled to be starting my new role and reacquainting myself with industry colleagues in the Leasing and Rental sectors, as well as increasing the brand’s portfolio of valued partners. It’s been a difficult year for everyone, however Kia is in a good place to work with our partners and continue to support the industry with effective business solutions in 2021 and beyond.”

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