Technical and Operational Management Forum - November 2019

An opportunity to stimulate debate and discussion on issues relating to vehicle service and repair, as well vehicle and contract administration.

The forum embraces many of the operational aspects of a rental and leasing company’s business such as vehicle ordering, purchasing, specification, licensing and recalls. The forum exists to encourage discussion and debate issues surrounding vehicle service, maintenance and repair, helping to ensure driver and pedestrian safety because inadequate or poor maintenance routines can significantly impact a vehicle’s driving performance and increase the level of risk for clients.

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Adrian McMullan

Director, L&A Consultants

More than 30 years’ experience in the automotive and fleet management industry including managing the Metropolitan Police fleet of over 4,500 vehicles. Director at L&A Consultants assisting in the ongoing business development of L&A’s fleet and resource management technology [iR3] which integrates many aspects of fleet and resource management technology to optimise resource and demand management activity.

Andrew Hooker
Andrew Hooker

Future Vehicle Engineer & Advanced Repair Projects Manager , Thatcham Research

Andrew has worked for Thatcham for the last 10 years. He leads a team to tackle the most challenging technological issues, to enable the UK insurers and repair sector to be better able to adapt and efficiently manage and repair the cars of today and the future. This is in partnership with vehicle manufacturers, OEM, suppliers, insurers, and the repair sector (franchise and independent). Identifying and defining technical management and best practices, and developing repair processes and the correct level of supporting tools, equipment and data to maintain and support the UK insurer repair network to manage advancing vehicle body structure and joining strategies, high-energy and alternative power trains, and Advanced Driver Assistance systems and other emerging technology.

Bola Adegbulu

Co-founder & CEO, Predina

Co-founder & CEO of Predina Technologies. An AI analytics platform predicting and mitigating accident risk in autonomous vehicles and today's vehicles, using a range of contextual data. Predina has won many awards including EU Datapitch and Techworld's 2018 Hottest UK AI startups to watch. A transport analytics domain expert, Bola has experience building and deploying user centric digital solutions within the automotive environment. Speaker on various topics including Autonomous Vehicles, Digital Road Safety, Smart Cities, InsureTech and The Future of Transportation.

Dave Tanner

Chairman of the Technical and Operational Management (TOM) Committee, BVRLA

Dave became the Chairman of the Techincal and Operational Magagement (TOM) Committee in January 2017.

Laura Clayton

vLease Sales Manager, V Group International

Laura is the vLease Sales Manager and has been part of the vGroup business since 2012, predominantly working with UK leasing companies to deliver handover and safety related automotive accessories and solutions. I became the sales manager for this division in Jan 2019, and currently support customers who make up 80% by volume of the FN50 list.

Martyn Nash

Chairman, V Group International

Martyn founded vGroup International in 1992, under the name Visscher-Caravelle.

Nora Leggett

Director of Member Services, BVRLA

Having read French and German at university, Nora joined Hertz Rent a Car on one of its first graduate management programmes and was appointed UK training manager after its completion. There swiftly followed several head-office and senior operations management roles, including regional manager for the south east, and Heathrow airport manager. She joined the BVRLA in 1997, where she is responsible for training and development, BVRLA conferences and events, industry and technical forums, RISC (the industry’s risk database) and the BVRLA’s anti-clocking initiative, the BVRLA’s vehicle mileage database.

Paul Ashton
Paul Ashton

L&A Consultants


Stuart Jackson

Chairman, Tyresafe

Senior Executive with over 25 years of board-level sales & marketing expertise in the UK & EMEA. Current chairman of TyreSafe - the UK’s charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres.