Essential Fleet Services has appointed Greg Taylor as its new commercial director.  Greg is formerly operations director with ALD Automotive and will join the company in June.

Greg has over 19 years’ experience within the contract hire and leasing industry with a background in finance, sales and operations.

A qualified accountant, he first joined Leaseplan as financial planning & analysis manager in 1997 before being appointed head of sales. He then joined the board of ING Car Lease in 2001 as commercial director, a position he retained during the acquisition of ING by Alphabet in 2011. He has spent the last three years on the board at ALD.

Essential Fleet Services chief executive, Ray O'Toole comments: "Greg brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the business and he’ll be a great asset to our leadership team and board.”

Greg adds "I am joining the leadership team at Essential in an exciting stage in the company’s development. The ambitions of the stakeholders, coupled with the opportunity to create a market leading operation focused on customer service excellence, are extremely compelling".

Greg’s appointment further demonstrates Essential’s ability to attract top talent in the Fleet Sector and follows the appointment of Ed Hummel as the Director responsible for sales, just a few months ago.