Leasing and Fleet Management Committee

The Leasing and Fleet Management Committee consists of a member representatives from a cross-section of large and small organisations who own or manage leased vehicles.

Committee members

Neal Francis - Committee Chairman

Divisional Managing Director, Pendragon Vehicle Management

Joined the BVRLA Leasing and Fleet Management committee in February 2012


Company Name 

Tim Laver (Vice Chairman) ALD Automotive
Guy Mason SG Fleet Solutions UK Ltd

Chris Black


David Cooper

Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental

Ian Hughes


Joel Lund


Keith Townsend


Craig McNaughton Lex Autolease Limited

Matthew Rumble

Inchcape Fleet Solutions

Kit Wisdom


Peter Cakebread

Marshall Leasing

Sebastiano Fedrigo


Simon Carr


Suzanne Phillips

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions


The work of the Committee

The Leasing and Fleet Management Committee has had a focus on ensuring demand for vehicle supply is met and that access to funding remains available throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The committee supported the BVRLA’s response to the phase out consultation for the ending of petrol and diesel new car and van sales, requesting that a segmented approach be taken, and welcomed the Government’s decision to heed this advice by extending the 2030 deadline to 2035 for hybrids and holding a separate consultation for HGVs.

Another priority during 2020 has been discussing and identifying issues that may occur once the EU Exit transition period ends, depending on what the new trading environment will bring.  

The committee also supported the production of a number of communications toolkits, including advice for customers on what needs to be considered during the lease cycle: when considering leasing, during the lease period and when the vehicle is returned.

95% of leasing members say the BVRLA has provided information that has helped them in their day job, up from 89% last year.

- 2020 Member Survey

 Further information about all BVRLA Committees can be found here.