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Ian Barker named new head of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions UK

Ian Barker has been appointed as the new head of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions UK.

Ian Barker, head of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions UK.

As part of his new appointment, Barker will join the BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Executive Committee and play a key role in shaping the firm’s strategic direction in the UK.

Barker has been with the commercial vehicle and fleet management specialist for 24 years, working across several key markets including agriculture, materials handling and commercial vehicles. He began his finance career at NWS Bank, a subsidiary of the Bank of Scotland, before moving to Humberclyde Finance, which was acquired by BNP Paribas.

Tristan Watkins, CEO at parent company BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK, said: “Ian is highly experienced and knows the leasing and rental market inside out. He will play an important role in driving the ambitious growth plans for this business line as we continue to grow our footprint in the commercial vehicle market.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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