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Nina Bell takes over from Matt Dyer as BVRLA chair

Nina Bell, UK managing director at Avis Budget, has been named as the new chair of the BVRLA at this year’s AGM.

Avis Budget Group MD Nina Bell becomes the first female vice-chair of the BVRLA

Avis Budget UK MD Nina Bell becomes the first female chair of the BVRLA

She takes over from LeasePlan’s Matt Dyer, who has stepped down after completing his two-year term, and is the first female chair of the association.

Other changes on the BVRLA board include Alphabet’s chief executive officer Nick Brownrigg stepping up to become the new vice-chair of the association.

In addition, Neal Francis, managing director of Pendragon Vehicle Management, joins the board having recently been appointed the chairman of the Leasing and Fleet Management Committee.

Commenting on the changes to the BVRLA board, chief executive Gerry Keaney said: “I am delighted to welcome Nina. She has made a significant contribution to the rental sector in her role as Managing Director of Avis Budget UK and has made a valued contribution on the BVRLA board since 2015.

“Under Matt’s leadership, and with the support of the rest of the Committee of Management, the last two years have seen the largest level of investment into the association in its 50-year history, enabling us to scale up our operations and effectiveness. We are already seeing the fruits of this investment as delivery of our Business Plan progresses. I thank Matt for his support during his tenure and look forward to continuing our work with Nina.”

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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.