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Europcar Mobility Group appoints Matthew Rodgers as UK HR director

Europcar Mobility Group has named Matthew Rodgers as UK HR director, taking over from Sally Gregory who retired at the end of October after 30 years at the company. 

Rodgers brings more than 20 years’ experience at the firm, joining as a graduate trainee in 1996, before quickly moving up to branch manager the following year. In 1999 he was appointed to Internal Communications before becoming part of the HR team. In 2005 he became human resources development manager, and was appointed head of HR Services in 2014.

Commenting on his new role, Rodgers said: “Having been renamed Europcar Mobility Group earlier this year, our business is at an exciting stage in its evolution. Our growth strategy has been specifically focused on building solutions to suit all types of mobility needs, both through internal development and through acquisition. And that means the shape of the business – and the career opportunities for our employees – are constantly evolving.

“It’s a tremendously exciting time and I am looking forward to working alongside the UK management team to support Europcar Mobility Group’s continued success and growth. Part of my aim is to continue to focus on helping every person realise their full potential and maximise engagement to build the business.”

Gary Smith, managing director, Europcar Mobility Group in the UK, added: “Matthew has a deep understanding of our brands and is an exceptional leader, who will bring a clear vision to his new role.  His expertise will be fundamental in ensuring we continue to attract and retain the best talent, as part of our overall growth strategy.”

Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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