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As a global leader in fleet management services, our leadership team brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. We leverage this diversity and breadth of experience to provide comprehensive consulting resources and capabilities coupled with innovative products and services to help our customers future-proof their mobility.

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Alphabet GB | Behind the scenes

Take a look at what our employees have to say about us.

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Mike Dennett

Mike Dennett

Chief Executive Officer at BMW Group Financial Services in the UK since 2015, Mike is responsible for strategic and business leadership across the Group’s B2C and B2B financial services scope, encompassing BMW, MINI, RollsRoyce, Alphabet and Alphera.  His priorities include building long-term profitable growth, continual enhancement of the customer experience, and securing loyalty for customers and partners.   

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and spending 9 years with PwC, Mike joined the BMW Group in 1999 as Head of Accounting for BMW Financial Services (GB) Ltd, followed by a period in Munich as Head of Accounting, Reporting and Controlling for the BMW Bank GmbH, and returning to the UK in 2004 as Head of Finance for BMW (UK) Ltd.  

A car and motorcycle enthusiast who believes in building a sustainable future for the industry, Mike has held numerous posts overseas within the BMW Group, including as CFO at BMW Financial Services South Africa, CEO of BMW Financial Services Belgium, and CEO BMW Financial Services Region Northern Europe.  

Mike Dennett
Chief Executive Officer
Alphabet (GB) Limited

Ian Turner

Ian Turner

Ian is the Chief Sales Officer for Alphabet (GB) and is a member of the leadership team.

He has an impressive track record in sales, marketing and product development which spans over 35 years. His wealth of experience is helping to shape Alphabet’s go to market strategy and growth aspirations, while retaining the essential customer-centric approach.

Prior to joining Alphabet in May 2024, Ian was on the board of directors for ALD Automotive for 10 years, during which he held the roles of Sales and Marketing Director, Sales Director, and Corporate Sales Director. He also has experience leading strategic relationships with manufacturers and sponsoring aspects of a major business transformation following a large-scale acquisition in 2023.

Ian Turner
Chief Sales Officer
Alphabet (GB) Limited

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Ursula Wingfield

Ursula Wingfield takes on the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Alphabet (GB) Limited from 01 November 2021, in addition to her current role as CFO for BMW Financial Services (GB), a position she has held since August 2020.

Ursula is well acquainted with Alphabet, having previously spent five years as CEO of Alphabet in the German market prior to her UK appointment.

Ursula Wingfield
Chief Financial Officer
Alphabet (GB) Limited

 

 

 

Chris Sinclair

Chris Sinclair

Chris joined the Alphabet Executive Team as Head of Compliance in May 2022. Prior to this, he spent six years as Chief Risk Officer for BMW Financial Services.

With over 27 years’ experience in the automotive finance industry, Chris brings considerable experience and expertise to the role. He first joined Alphabet in 1997 and has since held several risk and finance-related roles in the BMW Group.

Chris Sinclair
Head of Compliance
Alphabet (GB) Limited
 

 

 

 

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Chantal Gorman

Chantal joined the company during the integration of Alphabet and ING in 2011.

With 25 years’ experience in the vehicle leasing industry, Chantal beings a wealth of financial management to the role. She previously worked in almost all areas of Finance within Alphabet including Controlling/Financial planning, Information Management, Underwriting and Collections, giving her invaluable experience and insight into our financial management.

Chantal Gorman
Chief Risk Officer
Alphabet (GB) Limited

 

 

 

Tracey Leith

Tracey Leith

Tracey Leith was appointed as joint BMW Financial Services (GB) Ltd and Alphabet GB Ltd Chief Operations Officer in January 2023. Tracey is responsible for the daily operational activities that deliver excellent customer outcomes and services, through effective and efficient processes, systems and people. 

Tracey has been with the BMW Group since 1999.  She was COO for BMW Financial Services in South Africa for 9 years before coming to the UK in 2018 as COO for BMW Financial Services (GB).

Tracey values continuous learning, embracing change and creating value within the business and for customers.  Tracey holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and an MBA from South Africa. When she is not working or spending time with her partner and two sons, she spends time in her garden, reading and travelling. 

Tracey Leith
Chief Operations Officer
Alphabet (GB) Limited
 

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