Manheim Auctions in Birmingham has
appointed Zaiga Jinkinson as auction centre
manager. She has spent over 20 years in the vehicle auction
industry, and was assistant auction centre manager at Manheim’s
Leicester site for the past seven years.
Manheim Birmingham sells
approximately 30,000 vehicles a year, specialising in dealer
part-exchange vehicles and finance repossessions.
Jacqui James has
been appointed commercial vehicle manager at Manheim Mansfield.
Alison Cooper and
Nigel Northridge have joined the board of Inchcape
as non-executive directors. Cooper is COO of Imperial Tobacco Group
plc, while Northridge is chairman of Paddy Power plc.
Rental management, supply and
systems company Nexus has announced that Gayle
Howarth is its new operations manager. Howarth previously
worked at Europcar and 1Car1, where she
held a number of senior training, development and operational
Business information graduate
Nicky Minnock has joined fleet software provider
Jaama as a customer services support analyst.
Carpenter, Mayree Clark and
Franklin (Fritz) Hobbs have joined GMAC’s board of
directors as independent directors. Hobbs has also been named the
new non-executive chairman, GMAC said. The lender’s board is
rounded out by CEO Al de Molina, Stephen Feinberg of Cerberus, and
Robert Blakely and Kim Fennebresque, who were appointed by the US
Online vehicle auction company
Bluecycle has said that Nick Leyland is its new
head of operations, joining from Motorlogix, where he was
commercial director. Leyland has over 20 years’ experience in
automotive, finance, leasing and operational roles, Bluecycle said.
Meanwhile, Piers Wilson, head of market
development, has taken on additional responsibility for sales
internationally as well as in the UK.
Dermot Halpin has
joined online car retailer Autoquake’s board of directors. Halpin
is the former Europe president of Expedia.com, an online travel
He commented: “Autoquake.com’s
unique model uses the convenience and transparency of the internet
to help people find and buy high quality used cars at low prices,
in a secure and trustworthy way. I’m very pleased to be working
with the excellent team at Autoquake.com and to use my experience
to help them as they transform how people everywhere buy used
Former managing director of Kia UK, Paul Philpott
has moved to a new position at Kia Motors Europe, where he is to be
chief operating officer, based in Frankfurt, and responsible for
Kia’s pan-European sales, marketing and after sales. Before he
joined Kia, Philpott worked at Toyota, rising to become commercial
director at the manufacturer in 2003. Philpott’s former role as MD
of Kia UK is to be filled by Michael Cole, Kia
Cole, a chartered accountant,
joins from Toyota, where he was most recently UK sales director,
after having previously worked in Toyota’s fleet sales and
Financial Services divisions.
is to be the new sales director for Infiniti Europe, the carmaker
said. He will report to VP Jim Wright, and will work out of Geneva.
Saillard has 17 years’ experience in the motor industry, having
been most recently sales director for Nissan in its West Europe
region. Infiniti will launch in the UK and Germany later this
Pinewood has announced that recent
graduate Chris Caines has joined the software
company as a marketing executive.
Citroën UK has said that
Gary Savage will be its new managing director,
succeeding Xavier Duchemin, who has moved to a group marketing role
at Citroën’s HQ in Paris.
Savage joins from Audi in Russia,
where he was head of marketing and brand experience. Prior to that
he was head of sales and marketing for Volkswagen UK.
Andy Rothery has
joined the board of data company JATO as director of business
services. The role’s previous incumbent, Nasir Ali Shah, has moved
to a new role with JATO in Shanghai. Rothery, an experienced
businessman, is responsible for renewable energy activities at
Finance director at retailer
Lookers, David Dyson, has left the company, and is
to be replaced by Robin Gregson, former FD at CD
Bramall. Dyson will stay on at Lookers as a consultant while
Gregson settles into the role.
Fleethire has announced the promotion of Nick
Poole from general sales manager to the position of sales
director. Poole has been with Fleethire since its formation in
Fleet management and leasing
company Zenith Provecta has appointed Marisa
Jerrison as its new HR director. She has over 20 years’
experience in HR roles, having worked in the past for retailers
Next and Hammonds, among others.