Alphabet (GB) has announced Spencer Halil will join the Alphabet Management Committee as Chief Commercial Officer from 1 February 2021, subject to FCA approval.
Halil will take over from Simon Carr, who has been in the role since 2017 and driven substantial development in the Commercial division of Alphabet, strengthening the companies standing within the market.
Joining Alphabet from his current role as Director of Alphera (part of the BMW Group), Halil brings with him extensive knowledge across broader financial services, invaluable experience in multi-make brands and a strong network. Halil has led Alphera in the UK for five years and has taken the company through a period of explosive growth.
Halil said: "Having worked in the motor finance industry for more than 22 years, I am a firm believer in the power of people and know the best results are achieved through strong teamwork. I'm delighted to be joining such a high performing and driven team, bringing my own experience to complement their work. Together, we will continue to develop the next stage of Alphabet's Commercial strategy and maintain the company's industry-leading position."
Nick Brownrigg, CEO, Alphabet (GB), said: "Spencer has tremendous experience in the industry, and his extensive knowledge will prove invaluable across a number of our strategic projects in the UK. We're looking forward to him joining us at Alphabet, to further progress our business and commercial offering."
"I'd also like to say a personal thank you to Simon for all his work and achievements during his time at Alphabet, and particularly for extending his time with us to enable a smooth transition and handover in the Commercial division."
Following the departure of Simon Carr at year end, until FCA approval is received, Nick Brownrigg will assume responsibility for Commercial operations with support from Joanne Ewen, General Manager of New Business and Direct Sales.
Preston Rogers will assume the role of Director of Alphera in the UK from Halil, again, subject to FCA approval. Rogers brings with him a wealth of experience in current and new digital business channels from his current position at BMW Financial Services and will continue to lead Alphera forward on its ambitious growth projection.
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