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Europcar appoints Gary Smith as UK managing director

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Europcar has named Gary Smith as its new UK managing director as part of a raft of management board changes.

Gary Smith, new UK managing director of Europcar

Gary Smith, new UK managing director of Europcar

Smith joined Europcar Group in 2012 as UK finance director and previously he occupied a number of financial and operational positions within the car rental industry, both at group and UK level.

His appointment follows the announcement on 25 July 2016 of a project to set up a new organisation structured around Business Units, which has also seen management board members’ roles redefined with new group responsibilities assigned, covering:

– Philippe Germond, CEO

– Caroline Parot, deputy CEO

– Kenneth McCall, deputy CEO, countries and operations

– Fabrizio Ruggiero, deputy CEO, sales, marketing, customers & interRent

In addition, Jean-Claude Poupard, current operational finance and risk group director, is appointed Europcar Group chief financial officer.

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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.