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LeasePlan appoints new brand director for Automotive Leasing

Oliver Boots has been appointed to the role at LeasePlan’s specialist public sector division, taking over from his current role as head of product services within the Business Development Division. Previously he held the role of general manager supplier management within the Operations Division at LeasePlan UK. He will report directly to the commercial director, Jo Elms and replaces Tim Meadows.

The changes also see Rachel Hawthorne joins the business as head of marketing and Neill Emmet become digital marketing manager.

Rachel Hawthorne joins from Experian Consumer Services, and brings a wealth of digital marketing and leadership experience from her time within the financial services and insurance industries. She will report into Lesley Slater, business development director.

Neill Emmett joins the Digital Marketing team from Fidelity Worldwide Investment and has over 16 years’ experience of delivering marketing campaigns within the professional and financial services industries. He reports to Hawthorne.

Matthew Dyer, managing director at LeasePlan UK, said: "I’m delighted to welcome Rachel, Neil and Oliver to their new roles at LeasePlan UK. They all bring a huge amount of experience to the team, and I’m positive that their expertise will only further strengthen the LeasePlan brand and the industry-leading experience our customers receive.

“We’ve seen strong growth in 2015, and I am confident that Rachel, Neill and Oliver will all do much to ensure that this positive progress continues to grow, both this year and beyond.”

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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.