Technical & Operational Management Committee

The Technical and Operational Management Committee has been operating for a number of years with the objective of steering the content of the TOM forum.

TOM Forum membership costs £240 per member, which allows two delegates to attend each of the three forums events throughout the year, further details can be accessed from the quick links on the right. One of the main areas of work currently being undertaken by the committee is a project to develop a vehicle recall database which will allow members to be notified electronically of vehicles which are subject to recall notification. Other areas include: manufacturers support terms, impact of changes to the motor vehicle block exemption regulation and developments in telematics and the impact on SMR budgets. 

Committee objectives are:

  • To stimulate discussion and debate on general issues of vehicle, service and repair, as well as vehicle and contract administration.
  • To improve communications between vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and BVRLA members.
  • To promote practices and administration improvements to provide added protection for member's companies under their ‘duty of care’ responsibilities.
  • To discuss and review impending legislation to protect BVRLA members' interests and promote constructive legislation of benefit to the supply chain.
  • Working to protect and improve the sector's competitiveness, organising benchmarking exercises, as necessary, to identify and spread best practice in the sector.



Dave Tanner (Chairman)

Lex Autolease

Kit Wisdom (Vice Chairman)

Tusker Ltd

Chris Joyce 

Fleet Hire

Craig Andrews

Arval UK Ltd

Mark Hammond

TCH Leasing

Neil Dixon

LeasePlan UK Ltd

Darren Adams

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions

Martin Brown

Marshall Leasing

Phil Turle

ALD Automotive

Cliff Irvine 

Hertz UK

Anthony Dowdall


Clive Buhagiar 

Alphabet GB Ltd