Roddy Graham made an Honorary Fellow of the ICFM

At today’s annual national members’ conference held at the Henry Ford College, Loughborough, outgoing chairman Roddy Graham was made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM).

Newly-elected chairman of the ICFM, Paul Hollick, commented on presenting the surprise honorary fellowship: “Roddy Graham has driven the ICFM to new heights. In his eight years steering the Institute, membership of the ICFM rose by over fifty per cent. It was also brought firmly into the 21st Century with a new logo and website. Key initiatives included the BVRLA Professional Fleet Consultant Development Programme. Roddy is passionate over everything he gets involved with and the ICFM was no exception. He gave back to the industry and heralded professional fleet training as a means of developing a better career path and adding real value to employer organisations. It was fantastic to, in light of his tremendous achievements, for Council to recognise him in this way.”

Roddy is a strategic business professional with extensive experience in the vehicle rental and leasing industry. He was previously non-executive director of the Zenith-Leasedrive Holdings group and commercial director of Leasedrive where he was responsible for implementation of the company's business development programme.

Before joining the Leasedrive BIMBO transaction team in a similar position in 2003, Roddy was managing director of Ignition Vehicle Management. This was a new venture, which Roddy steered from initial concept to a fully established operating leasing company.

Prior to Ignition Vehicle Management, Roddy was managing director of Budget Rent a Car UK. Originally appointed as sales and marketing director, he played a key role in the acquisition of two car rental companies. Later, he led the purchase of seven licensee operations at a time when Budget was pursuing a business strategy of corporate-ownership.

Roddy joined Budget from Highway Vehicle Management where he held the position of sales director for six years.

He was invited to join the Institute of Car Fleet Management Council as Chairman in 2006.

Roddy, is married with two sons and lives in Chobham, Surrey. In 2007, Roddy won the second annual Fleet News ‘Leasing Personality of the Year' Award and is a member of the Hall of Fame.

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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

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ICFM 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.

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