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Kia to enhance fleet presence with new leasing and rental manager

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Gary Curran is to become Kia Motors UK’s new leasing and rental manager from 1 January 2021.

Curran’s new role will help enhance Kia’s presence as a key player in the fleet market

Curran has a 27-year background in the contract hire and fleet business and has been with Kia UK for three years within the fleet team as RV & fleet operations manager; a role that saw him responsible for Kia’s residual value optimisation, relationships with key industry RV influencers and the brand’s Motability operation.

His new role leads on from his previous position, and places the management of leasing and rental programmes under his remit of responsibilities.

John Hargreaves, head of fleet and remarketing, said: “Gary has been an important member of our team already. After three years of success in improving our residual values and overseeing a controlled growth in our Motability presence, Gary will retain both those responsibilities and also manage our leasing and rental programmes. As ever, the emphasis will be to have an active presence in these key areas of the market whilst prioritising strong used car values.”

Curran also commented: “I am thrilled to be starting my new role and reacquainting myself with industry colleagues in the leasing & rental sectors, as well as increasing the brand’s portfolio of valued partners. It’s been a difficult year for everyone, however Kia is in a good place to work with our partners and continue to support the industry with effective business solutions in 2021 and beyond.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.