Experts in Vehicle Leasing

Our people

Our people

Our people are at the heart of what defines ALD

All our employees are committed to the Customer Excellence programme
 

Tim Laver

Managing Director

Tim was appointed Managing Director in July 2019, having been ALD UK’s Director of Finance and Risk since January 2006. Prior to joining ALD Automotive, Tim worked in the Internal Audit team at Arval. Prior to Arval he qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Ernst & Young. With more than 15 years of experience within the vehicle financing sector Tim has a detailed understanding of the needs of the fast changing world of mobility. And within this ever more demanding, complex and competitive market he is driven by a desire to ensure ALD delivers the very highest level of customer service. In doing this his focus is to ensure ALD continues to create innovative and sustainable solutions that will meet the needs of its customers over the next 5 to 10 years.

David Yates

Marketing Director

David was appointed Marketing Director in 2003 and has worked in various sales and marketing management roles within the business since first joining in 1991. Back then it was a small dealership-based contract hire company based in Bristol, Bryan Brothers Contract Hire, operating a fleet of 5,000 vehicles. He was later part of a management buy-out team in 1995. Over his 30 years within the business he has overseen huge change, with ALD now managing over 150,000 vehicles and looking after the needs of large corporates, SME’s and private individuals. In a market where customer expectations are rapidly changing David uses his 30 years’ experience to identify, anticipate and satisfy the evolving needs of the market : helping to create the future of mobility in a changing world.

Ian Turner

Sales Director

Ian is responsible for ALD new business and account development sales teams in the UK. He brings a track record of success and a wealth of sales expertise to the role, having begun his career in 1988 with Jessops Vehicle Contracts before moving on to Hertz Lease and then ALD. Ian is passionate about how ALD meets customer and market needs. He actively builds strategic relationships with customers and ensures ALD’s sales teams provide best fit contracts and services, best value for each customer, and new ways to meet or exceed expectations. Under Ian’s stewardship, ALD continues to achieve excellent growth and customer retention levels.

Charlie Pantlin

IT Director

Charlie is responsible for ALD’s Information Technology strategy and oversees the IT Service, Development, and Operation teams. Charlie joined ALD at the beginning of 2003 as an Application Developer, going on to hold key roles within senior management before his appointment as IT Director in 2018. He holds a clear passion for delivering quality services and solutions through collaborative working practices and methodologies.

Steve Lavery

Customer Service Director

Steve joined ALD Automotive UK as Customer Service Director in November 2016 after holding a variety of roles in customer engagement, strategy development and transformation at both Vodafone and EE. Responsible for leading the customer services teams, Steve uses his expert knowledge to ensure ALD continues to deliver exceptional levels of customer service which go above and beyond the needs of our customers and partners.

Anna Woodward

Director of Legal & Compliance

Anna joined ALD in March 2013 from a leading law firm. She became Director of Legal and Compliance at ALD in November 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the Legal, Compliance and Facilities teams. Anna qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and uses her wealth of legal expertise to ensure that ALD conducts its activities in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements and in the interest of our customers and partners.

Jo Monk

HR Director

Jo is responsible for ALDs People Strategy. Jo and her team are responsible for all aspects of HR and Personal Development. They are committed to supporting our people and customers by ensuring that ALD is a high performing and rewarding place to work. Jo joined ALD in 2005 from a number of FMCG companies, including Unilever, Golden Wonder and Johnson Diversey.