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Taylor takes on managing director’s role at Essential Fleet Services

Taylor takes on managing director’s role at Essential Fleet Services

Essential Fleet Services has announced changes to its leadership team including the appointment of Greg Taylor as managing director as well as increased investment and involvement by chairman Andrew Cope.

Under the changes, Mr Taylor will lead the board and is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the business, Fleet World has reported. He joined the business in June 2016 as commercial director with more than 20 years’ senior leadership experience in the contract hire and leasing industry, including as operations director at ALD Automotive.  

Mark Gallimore will replace Mr Taylor as commercial director from 3 April and brings more than a decade’s experience of the contract hire and leasing industry from various roles at Alphabet including his current positions as general manager, sales.  

Meanwhile, Mr Cope has significantly increased his investment in the business and since January has been taking an active role as executive chairman. He was previously founder and chairman at Zenith and more recently executive chairman and owner at FMG.  

The changes follow the recent departure of CEO Ray O’Toole and come as the company reports a number of major contract wins since the start of 2017, including Harlow Borough Council, Cardiff City Council, Milton Keynes Education Trust and Ayton Products.  

Taylor said: “I’m really excited to be leading Essential Fleet at a time of operational transformation and growth. There is no doubt that this business is now delivering on its great potential. I’m confident that investment in our people, operating sites, technical expertise and owned rental assets will bring the continued success that we are all working so hard to achieve. Delivering value and service excellence to our customers is at the forefront of everything we do.”