Matt Dyer, Managing Director of LeasePlan UK, has been named as Vice-Chairman of the BVRLA and will take over as Chairman of the association when current Chairman Simon Oliphant steps down in May 2017.
Commenting on his appointment, Dyer said: “I have been working in the vehicle leasing sector – in UK and international roles - for over 20 years. I am therefore delighted, through this new responsibility, to be able to play a more active role in the crucial work of the BVRLA.”
He added: “The BVRLA represents a wide and diverse membership that deliver important services to all segments of the UK economy; corporate, SME, public sector and consumer. This means that there are an increasing number of relevant issues to be addressed including taxation, vehicle technology, road safety and evolving customer needs.”
Dyer’s appointment was announced at the BVRLA's Annual General Meeting. Commenting on behalf of the Committee of Management, BVRLA Chief Executive Gerry Keaney said: “We are looking forward to working with Matt - his experience will be invaluable as we assist our members who face an unprecedented level of change in the next few years.”
Former Vice-Chairman Peter Cakebread of Marshall Leasing, who served as Chairman of the BVRLA between 2013-2015, will remain on the Committee of Management.
Commenting on Peter’s tenure, Keaney added: “We are immensely grateful to Peter for the experience and enthusiasm he has brought to the association as Chairman and as Vice-Chairman. He has been involved in all of the big decisions that the BVRLA has taken in recent years, and we are delighted that he will remain on the Committee of Management.”
Elsewhere at the BVRLA, Spencer Blake of Wessex Fleet Solutions has been named as Vice-Chairman of the association’s Leasing Broker Committee. He takes over from Paul Huxford of PHVC, and will become Committee Chairman when current Chairman Mike Potter of Fleetdrive steps down in May 2017.