Fleet Operations, a provider of outsourced fleet management services, has appointed Doug Hyett (pictured) to the newly created role of commercial director.

It said Hyett would oversee the commercial development of the business, growing its UK customer base while driving cost-efficiency savings for fleets on their net zero journeys.

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A former national fleet sales manager at Volkswagen and head of mega fleets and sales director at Lex Autolease, he will also oversee and aim to enhance the skills and capabilities of the company’s sales team.

Richard Hipkiss, Fleet Operations MD, said: “Doug’s appointment marks the latest step in an exciting chapter for Fleet Operations, as we continue our rapid growth trajectory, injecting fresh thinking, innovation and energy into the fleet automotive sector.”