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ACFO appoints Marshall Leasing’s Richard Baird to board

The elections were made at the association’s AGM last week and see Baird become the newest member to join the board, having been voted in alongside outgoing Chairman Julie Jenner. 

ACFO has a six-strong board and directors Julie Jenner, key solutions manager UK, GE Capital, and Brian Ingham retired by rotation. 

Jenner, an ACFO director for 10 years and chairman for seven years, was re-elected.

Ingham, who will be 65 later this year and served as a director for 10 years did not seek re-election. His place on the board has been taken by Marshall Leasing’s Richard Baird, who has a 24-year association with ACFO and is chairman of the organisation’s London East Region.

As an active member who has been with the association for over 20 years, Baird is a well-known figure at ACFO. His responsibilities have ranged from being Chairman for London East – a position which he has held for the last five years – through to chair of the ACFO marketing group.

His experience includes fleet sales and general management, having worked for private dealer groups as well as a major vehicle manufacturer. For the past eight years, however, he has been working in the leasing industry and is currently Head of New Business Development at Marshall Leasing.

Baird commented: ‘I hope to use the sales management and marketing experience I’ve gained over the years to support the continued growth of our organisation – increasing membership while at the same time increasing the value of being a member. I relish the opportunity to contribute in these areas and in any others that will help to ensure the future success of the Association.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.