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Management reshuffle at Pendragon Vehicle Management

The Sales Team is led by new head of sales, Jon Hilton, who moves into the role after a brief time as head of new business. Prior to this, Hilton initially joined the company in 2010 as a graduate business development executive, before progressing to customer relationship manager.

His former role of head of new business is filled by Chris Leslie, who previously joined the company in 2013 as business capture manager. Leslie brings 20 years of experience within the automotive industry, beginning his career as a service advisor for VW and Porsche before being promoted to sales manager for BMW and later general sales manager for the Gilder Group in Sheffield. Following this success, he owned and managed his own automotive consultancy business and worked with Inchcape as a consultant for Mercedes-Benz retail before moving to Pendragon Vehicle Management. 

A new addition to the team is Chris Mangan, who joins the company as head of rental. Mangan joins from flexi rental operation, AMT Vehicle Rental, with previous roles within major daily rental business, Europcar, and a number of daily rental brokers. The company said his eight years of experience within the rental industry will help drive expansion and progression in the daily rental and flexi hire area of the business, focused on growing and developing all opportunities.

Neal Francis, divisional managing director, commented: “The new leadership structure forms the basis of our aspirations to strengthen and develop, whilst helping to enhance our service provision to new and existing customers by offering a complete and rounded variety of products via dedicated teams. On behalf of Pendragon Vehicle Management I would like to welcome all leaders to their new roles and look forward to both current and future customers reaping the benefits of our further service enhancements.”

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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.