New ACFO appointments made
ACFO has a six-strong board of directors and the duo were unanimously elected to serve in 2012/13 by their colleagues: John Pryor, car fleet and travel manager, Arcadia Group; Phil Redman, fleet manager, IBM UK, Caroline Sandall, fleet manager, Barclays Bank, and Brian Ingham, fleet manager at T W Birk & Sons who also serves as ACFO’s finance director.
Jenner, key solutions manager at GE Capital Fleet Services, has served as chairman since being first elected in 2006. She was elected to the ACFO board in 2003.
James, head of operations at Bracknell Forest Council, joined the ACFO board two years ago having been involved with the organisation for more than a decade through its South West and Wales Region.
ACFO said the creation of the post of deputy chairman reflects the ever-increasing workload faced by board members as ACFO becomes more involved in fleet industry-related talks, notably with Government departments such as HM Revenue & Customs and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
Jenner said: ‘ACFO board members’ work is voluntary and it has to be combined with full-time jobs.
‘The creation of the role of deputy chairman along with other board members taking on key roles and responsibilities eases the workload.
‘The fact that the board’s workload is increasing is reflective of a vibrant and forward-thinking organisation that is playing a major role in fleet-related decision-making at the highest level in Whitehall while continuing to provide fleet decision-makers with individual help and advice and a wide range of benefits.