Volvo announces leasing and RV team shake-up

Volvo has promoted Jonny Miller (pictured) to the newly created role of national leasing and residual value manger.

Formerly southern regional leasing manager, Miller now heads up the manufacturer’s relationships with leasing companies and manages the RVs of new models. He has previously worked for Glass’s and FCA. Jonny Miller Volvo 2018

Replacing him in his previous role is John Isaac, who has formerly worked for FCA and Dekra and Elaine Johnstone continues as northern regional leasing manager.

Commenting on his appointment, Miller said: “As a premium brand, a focus on residual values is essential if Volvo is to continue to grow its presence in the leasing sector.

“Having the dedicated and focused leasing team responsible for monitoring and improving residual values and whole life costs, maintains our competitive edge within the leasing sector. The focus on residual value maintenance and improvement, along with our deep understanding of the influencing factors and drivers will ensure our product offering is right for the business user.”

Digital briefing catch-up for ACFO members

The Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) has made its recent digital briefing covering fleet tax changes for the 2018/2019 tax year available to members via its website. Click here to log in and access it.

The organisation described it as “an added value service for members. As well as addressing what fleet decision-makers need to know, we will be aiming to address some of the nuances and ‘what if’ scenarios that the tax changes will trigger and could impact on fleet policies and company car choice lists”.

It plans to run further digital briefings and has suggested GDPR and WLTP as future topics.

Glass’s names new senior recruits

Residual value specialist Glass’s has appointed Anthony Machin (pictured) as its new head of content, which replaces its tradition head of valuations role. Anthony Machin Glass's Photo 2

He will be responsible for the company’s market data and insights and joins from Renault. He has formerly held roles at BCA, Volkswagen, Honda and Jaguar Land Rover.

The firm has also named Jonathan Dolden (also pictured) as its new head of product. Dolden has previously worked for the FT, Orange, Quadriga and Thomson Reuters and was deliberately sourced from outside the automotive industry to promote product development. Jonathan Dolden Glass's Photo