Keith Allen to Lead ARI Fleet UK

Fleet indus­try vet­er­an Kei­th Allen has joined ARI Fleet UK, Britain’s largest inde­pen­dent fleet man­age­ment com­pa­ny, as Man­ag­ing Direc­tor. Allen will ini­tial­ly work close­ly with Act­ing Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Mark Bryan, who is tran­si­tion­ing back into his role as Vice Pres­i­dent of Euro­pean Inte­gra­tion.

ARI Fleet UK, for­mer­ly Fleet Sup­port Group (FSG), man­ages approx­i­mate­ly 55,000 vehi­cles and dri­vers and offers a com­pre­hen­sive menu of fleet prod­ucts and ser­vices. Chip­pen­ham-based FSG was found­ed in 1987 and became a well-estab­lished mul­ti-award win­ning orga­ni­za­tion. The com­pa­ny was acquired by ARI in Decem­ber 2011.

Chris Con­roy, ARI’s Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Glob­al Oper­a­tions stat­ed, “We are delight­ed to have some­one of Keith’s cal­iber join our orga­ni­za­tion. His exten­sive expe­ri­ence in vehi­cle leas­ing and fleet man­age­ment will cer­tain­ly play a major role in ARI’s con­tin­ued growth and suc­cess glob­al­ly.” Con­roy con­tin­ued, “With Kei­th, Mark, and FSG founder and Chair­man Geof­frey Bray lead­ing the orga­ni­za­tion, the future for ARI in the UK is very excit­ing.”

Allen was pre­vi­ous­ly Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of ALD UK, a posi­tion he held for 13 years. He played an instru­men­tal role in the buy-out of BCH Vehi­cle Man­age­ment (now ALD UK) and sub­se­quent­ly joined the team as Finance Direc­tor in ear­ly 1996, mark­ing his entry into the fleet man­age­ment and leas­ing indus­try. As Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of ALD UK, he was respon­si­ble for all phas­es of that organization’s activ­i­ties. Pri­or to his time with ALD UK, he held sev­er­al man­age­r­i­al posi­tions with Ernst & Young.

“I have thor­ough­ly enjoyed my career in the fleet indus­try to date,” Allen said. “My time at ALD was reward­ing both per­son­al­ly and pro­fes­sion­al­ly. The oppor­tu­ni­ty to join ARI, how­ev­er, was one that I could not pass-up. ARI’s focus on the client, indus­try lead­ing tech­nol­o­gy, and approach to trans­par­ent cost man­age­ment is some­thing I believe will be read­i­ly embraced by com­pa­nies oper­at­ing vehi­cles in the UK. I am excit­ed to join the ARI team and to help the con­tin­u­ing devel­op­ment of this glob­al orga­ni­za­tion.”

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