Greg Taylor has been appointed as new commercial director of Essential Fleet Services. He was formerly operations director with ALD Automotive and starts in June.

Greg has more than 19 years' experience within the contract hire and leasing sector with a background in finance, sales and operations.

He first joined Leaseplan as financial planning and analysis manager in 1997 before being appointed head of sales. He then joined the board of ING Car Lease in 2001 as commercial director. He has spent the last three years on the board at ALD.

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

Mr Taylor said: “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.”

His 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.