Paul Hollick elected new Chairman of the ICFM
The Council of the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM) has unanimously elected Council member and deputy chairman Paul Hollick as the new chairman of the ICFM replacing Roddy Graham. His appointment will come into effect on November 25 at the ICFM’s 2014 annual national members’ conference at the Henry Ford College, Loughborough when Roddy Graham hands over the reins.
Current chairman of the ICFM, Roddy Graham, commented: “I have served as chairman since 2006 and at the beginning of this year recommended to Council that they should consider putting in place a potential successor. I was delighted that Paul Hollick was selected as my deputy chairman. In the summer I advised Council of my intention to step down from my role as chairman and Council member, as I no longer have an active day-to-day interest in the industry. The advances we have made in my time as chairman would simply not have been possible without the invaluable input and hard work put into the activities of the ICFM by my fellow Council members, who give freely of their time.”
Of his appointment, Paul Hollick observed: “I am honoured to have received the full support of Council and will have a tough act to follow when industry stalwart Roddy steps down as chairman at the conference.
“During his tenure, membership of the ICFM has risen by over fifty per cent and the ICFM has been modernised with a new logo, new website, new initiatives including the BVRLA Professional Fleet Consultant Development Programme and renewed focus. Above all, Roddy has been passionate about giving back to the industry and is a strong advocate of professional fleet training as a means of developing a better career path and adding real value to employer organisations. I share Roddy’s vision that one day all jobs advertised in the fleet sector should state that ICFM membership be a pre-requisite. I look forward to building upon on the progress that has been made under his chairmanship.”
Paul is commercial director at The Miles Consultancy (TMC), a specialist fuel, expenses and corporate mobility services provider, and has extensive experience of building and developing business in the fleet industry. He moved to TMC in August 2014, leading its strategic development, sales and marketing plus product innovation and development. He also plays a key role in developing TMC's future partnerships, supply chain and international activities.
Between 2007 and 2014, Paul was chief commercial officer at multi-marque leasing company Alphabet (GB) Ltd. As an executive board member he was strategically responsible for their sales, marketing, product development and innovation.
Paul joined Alphabet from Inchcape Fleet Solutions where, as head of finance and IT from 2003 to 2007, he played a key role in building up the company following its earlier rebranding from Kenning Leaseline.
Paul began his career in the wine and spirits trade after graduating from Southampton Solent University with an honours degree in accountancy in 1994. He worked initially as company accountant and later as company secretary for an international wine distributor before becoming financial director of SCATS Countrystores plc in 2000, where he worked until his move to Inchcape.
Paul, a Member (MICFM) of the ICFM and Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA), was made an ICFM Council member in 2010.
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Notes to Editors:
The Institute of Car Fleet Management is the UK's only independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to furthering the education, recognising the achievements and advancing the profession of car fleet management.
Established in 1992, the Institute connects people involved in car fleet management, promotes excellence in car fleet management practices and delivers the industry sector’s premier education programmes. Externally accredited vocational qualifications include the Introductory Certificate, the Certificate and the Diploma in Car Fleet Management.
ICFM is winner of the first Fleet News Training Award 2010.
For more information, visit www.icfm.com