Industry jobs: positions held at KPGM, Volta Trucks, Yodel, Whistl, Tracker and Capital Fleet Solutions

KPMG UK appoints new automotive manager

The professional services firm KPMG UK has appointed Richard Peberdy to lead the automotive industry.

Peberdy will lead the firm’s team that advises global automakers, distributors, retailers and mobility providers in the private and public sectors.

His role will focus on building the company’s network across the industry and assisting clients with their business strategy, business change, governance and compliance, KPGM said.

A senior partner at KPMG, Peberdy has over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry and was previously responsible for domestic market business advice at KPMG UK.

Rebecca Shalom, Partner, Defense and Manufacturing Manager at KPMG UK, said: “The automotive industry is going through a period of fundamental change as consumer mobility transforms, climate change drives product design and advancements. technologies are creating a revolution in product connectivity.

“We know that to meet these challenges and seize the opportunities ahead, both short and long term, companies across the industry will need sound advice to help them execute their strategies.

“Richard’s experience and expertise will provide our clients with the service and advice they need to achieve the best results and help move their businesses forward.

Volta Trucks announces strategic appointments

Volta Trucks, the manufacturer of fully electric utility vehicles, has announced new strategic appointments to its management team.

John Burrows has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company, bringing over 10 years of experience in large-scale venture capital-backed organizations with knowledge of fundraising and investor relations, a declared the company.

Burrows previously held CFO roles in cybersecurity, real estate technology, and financial technology lending firms.

Casper Norden has also joined Volta Trucks as Chief Strategy Officer after serving as an advisor to the company’s board since May 2019.

For the past four years he has worked for Peltarion, a Stockholm-based artificial intelligence (AI) software and solutions provider, most recently as CFO.

Prior to that, he worked with start-ups and venture capital investments at EQT Ventures and Crowdcube.

Mornie Robertson has also been appointed director of human resources.

The company said Robertson had extensive experience with automotive start-ups having served in global and European human resources leadership roles for Tesla, as well as serving on the board that created INEOS Automotive, in addition to HR roles with Porsche GB and BMW UK.

Essa Al-Saleh, CEO of Volta Trucks, said: “I am delighted to welcome John, Casper and Mornie to the management team of Volta Trucks.

“We are in a period of rapid growth as we accelerate our plans to bring the world’s first fully electric utility vehicle to market as quickly as possible.

“We attract exceptionally talented people to Volta Trucks, building a team of world-class experts within an agile and agile corporate culture.

“We have significant tailwinds demonstrated by a very strong order book, driven by the unique design and intellectual property of Volta Trucks that address systemic sustainability and health and safety issues in urban transportation.

“With upcoming legislation resulting in a transition of ICE fleets to zero emission fleets and customer demand, we will continue to strengthen the team to help us achieve our ambitious goals. “

The appointments follow as the company revealed its Road to Zero Emissions strategy, launching four fully electric utility vehicles, increasing its projected sales volumes by more than 500% and expanding into other European, US and US markets. Asian.

Yodel appoints new CFO

Yodel has appointed Andrew Sturzaker as the new CFO after record growth in business over the past year.

Sturzaker brings extensive finance knowledge and experience to his new role, having worked with multinational organizations in manufacturing, service delivery and retailing for over 20 years, Yodel said.

He previously worked for Milliken & Co as CFO of the EMEA flooring division.

Prior to joining Yodel, Sturzaker was CFO for the Benelux region at Euro Garages, where he was responsible for financial controls, processes and reporting, both business and statutory.

Ben Mitchell, CFO at Yodel, commented: “It is a pleasure to have Andrew on board and I look forward to working closely with him.

“With over 20 years of experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge to this role, which will be essential as we continue to strengthen our offering and grow as a company. “

Sturzaker added, “I am delighted to join Yodel at an important time for the company to help maintain the momentum gained over the past several years.

“I am extremely optimistic about Yodel’s future prospects and look forward to finding new opportunities to build the financial support the organization needs.”

The announcement comes as Yodel publishes its strongest financial results in its history, bringing its expected annual revenue to over £ 565million in 2021, up from £ 430million in 2020 and an increase of £ 30million sterling compared to previous estimates.

Steve Whittaker appointed Police Liaison Officer at Tracker

Tracker, the Stolen Vehicle Recovery Company (SVR), has appointed Steve Whittaker as the Police Liaison Officer to help him build his crime-fighting capabilities.

Working with Chief Police Liaison Clive Wain, Whittaker’s knowledge and over 30 years of organized crime experience brings invaluable insight to the Tracker team, the company said.

He joined Tracker after spending 32 years in the Police, in the Leicestershire and South Yorkshire Police, obtaining the role of Chief Detective Inspector.

During his tenure as a detective he worked as a crime officer in Sheffield, where he was responsible for dealing with firearms cases, serious and complex investigations, burglaries, robberies and crimes against the vehicles.

Whittaker has also implemented changes in the restructuring of district and CID working practices and has also led numerous multi-agency crime reduction initiatives including the creation and establishment of a department that s ‘deals with all firearms offenses and discharges in the South Yorkshire force, reducing firearms discharge by 35%.

He was also a senior investigating officer in charge of numerous homicide investigations, leading to numerous murder / manslaughter convictions, where offenders were sentenced to more than 220 years in prison.

Most recently, Whittaker worked for the National Crime Agency, managing a team of investigators into historical cases of child abuse.

Clive Wain, Tracker’s Police Liaison Manager, said: “The appointment of Steve Whittaker is a great asset to the Tracker Police Liaison team.

“He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help support the innovative ways in which we build new business partnerships as well as broader collaboration with law enforcement at local, regional and national levels.

“This appointment marks our continued commitment to help identify and close the net on organized crime networks against vehicles. “

Whistl Appoints New General Managers to Support Expansion of Order Fulfillment

Whistl, the independent e-fulfillment solutions provider, has appointed two new general managers to lead its new warehouses in Lutterworth and Northampton.

Ian Bonser will manage the new Lutterworth site after spending more than 20 years with DHL Supply Chain.

Shaun Macavoy, who will assume responsibility for existing and new facilities at Moulton Park, Northampton, previously worked for the Arcadia Group as Chief Operating Officer.

Nick Wells, CEO of Whistl, said: “Ian and Shaun both bring a lot of experience to Whistl which I think will be crucial for the exciting months ahead as we open our new facility.

“We look forward to welcoming them to Whistl as we begin our preparations for the peak, meeting the ever-growing needs of our long-term customers and our new e-fulfillment customers. “

Capital Fleet Solutions Welcomes New Hires to Its Sales Team

Van rental, fleet management and finance company Capital Fleet Solutions has welcomed Chris McCauley and Jason Ahmet to their sales team.

McCauley and Ahmet both have expertise in fitting out and renting vans in the drainage industry.

The company said that for nearly 10 years, it has built up a contact list of contacts for jets and vans that allows them to advise businesses and franchisees on the best options for them.

Combined with more than 20 years of previous experience in the financial industry, the two have a broad understanding of the financing options and financial products available, the company said.

McCauley and Ahmet previously worked for freelancers starting or building their drainage business and franchises included Metro Rod, Dyno Rod and Dalrod.

McCauley said, “Capital Fleet Solutions’ business approach suited us perfectly.

“We take the time to fully understand the business owner or franchisee and what they need for their business.

“This allows us to advise or suggest van configuration options that will maximize productivity and business performance. “

Ahmet added: “We also have excellent contacts across the industry,

“From large jet machine companies such as Rioned, Andy Guest, Flowplant and Jetchem / Super Jet, to all van suppliers, we can source vehicles as required.”

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