Zenith Commercial new senior managers. Pictured, from left to right: Sally Warren, Suzanne...

Zenith Commercial new senior managers. Pictured, from left to right: Sally Warren, Suzanne Wilkinson, Martin Jenkins and Carol Parkes.

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The commercial vehicle division of independent leasing company Zenith has appointed a trio of highly experienced executives. The new hires will underpin its growth trajectory, the company says.

Sally Warren joins from Royal Mail where she was head of fleet maintenance and responsible for the maintenance of the group’s 50,000 vehicles and 100 nationwide workshops. In her new role, Warren is appointed maintenance operations director.

Suzanne Wilkinson is the new head of people at Zenith commercial, having held a series of senior roles in HR across the retail sector, including positions at Tesco, Asda and Poundworld.

Completing the trio is new finance director Carol Parkes. She joins from Lloyds Bank where she was head of finance for the motor division after previously being finance director at its leasing business, Lex Autolease, the largest leasing company in the UK.

Commenting on the expansion, Martin Jenkins, CEO of Zenith Commercial and group strategy director, said:

“We are investing in the business to ensure we continue to raise the bar in the commercial vehicles sector. A combination of organic growth and the acquisition of our trailer rental and fleet services businesses last year has given us a strong integrated offer that allows us to support our customers as they grow, their needs evolve and, critically, to help them decarbonise their fleets.”

Zenith Commercial said the division now managed in excess of 50,000 commercial vehicles. Customers included firms in the food distribution, home shopping, parcel delivery, logistics, cash in transit, and construction and infrastructure-related services.  The division now employed 500 people.