Fleetondemand strengthens leadership and development teams

Pictured are Clive Barton, Simon Lamkin and Richard Fairchild

Saltaire-based business vehicle hire and mobility provider Fleetondemand has announced seven new appointments across its senior management and software development teams to accelerate its international growth and product innovation strategy.

Clive Barton has joined Fleetondemand’s executive board as chief financial officer. In previous roles he has partnered with CEOs to enable business growth and lead transformational change programmes for large blue-chip companies including Stenhoj, OVO Energy and P&G. During this time, he also spent five years operating as a management consultant, leading a number of successful projects for his clients.

Clive will be leading Fleetondemand’s financial division to deliver a strategy that streamlines existing operations to support the rapid growth of the business worldwide, starting with the expansion of its market-leading technology and services across Europe.

Simon Lamkin also joins the executive team as chief technology officer with over 23 years’ experience in the travel and technology sectors. He has previously held senior roles at easyjet, Coforge, Brussels Airlines and Telewest Business. He also managed his own IT consultancy, implementing digital transformation strategies for some of the world’s leading airlines.

Simon will be focusing on the strategic development of Fleetondemand’s innovative technology platforms, including its market-leading Mobility as a Service application, Mobilleo. Key initiatives will include the automation of end-to-end processes and product innovation roadmaps that scale with the business as it expands into new territories.

Dr Richard Fairchild joins the team as chief product officer. In his previous role as operations director at Aurrigo, Richard was responsible for deploying autonomous vehicles as part of citywide multi-modal mobility services across the globe. He has also held senior positions at RDM Group and AVID Technology Group.

Richard is responsible for the strategy and execution of all product-related activities, including the internationalisation of Fleetondemand’s Mobilleo and vehicle rental management platforms to enable global expansion across multiple languages and currencies. He will also be overseeing the development and launch of two brand new iOS and Android versions of the Mobilleo app later this year, with enhanced features and functionality.

To further support its product innovation strategy, the company has also grown its software development team with the recruitment of four new Full Stack, Android, Senior iOS and Backend Developers.

Justin Whitston, CEO and founder at Fleetondemand, said: “We are pleased to welcome these new additions to the FOD family and be in a position to invest in our growing team during these uncertain times. With our international expansion successfully underway, we are strengthening our core leadership and product innovation teams to ensure we continue to develop world-class mobility solutions for our customers as we scale the business.”

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