Senior Management Team
Vincent St Claire Managing Director
Vincent has over 25 years experience in the automotive sector, particularly in the leasing, fleet management, daily rental and insurance sectors. His most recent appointments have been as Managing Director of Arval one of the UK's largest leasing and fleet management companies, Operations Director at easyCar and Commercial Director of Rental Services at the AA.
To date he has been responsible for bringing innovation to the industry and has a strong track of operational, supplier management and developing long term customer partnerships.
Carl Blott Finance Director
Carl joined Fleet Assist in 2018 after 8 years Tusker where he had been head of finance and head of business transformation. During his 25 years in the industry Carl has also worked for a number of other companies including Lex Autolease and Pendragon.
Responsible for all aspects of the finance team’s performance and the company’s financial reporting. Carl manages the rental administration function leveraging his strong process and funding / credit under writing experience.
Karen Ewer Head of Business Development
Karen joined Fleet Assist in January 2011 from Leaseplan where she worked in Customer Services and Purchasing. Prior to this Karen worked as a Marketing Manager within Ford where she was responsible for a team of 5 offering support to the Rental network. She has over 15 years’ experience in Customer Service which is invaluable to her role.
Karen’s primary role is to provide support and assistance to our customers, working with them to improve penetration into the Fleet Assist network and advising on efficiencies and cost savings.
As a mother of two boys, Karen spends most of her spare time with her family.
Chris Crow Head of Network Services
A qualified accountant and economist, Chris has been in the industry for over 20 years with roles including General Manager at Lex Vehicle Leasing, Head of Commercial Operations at Lloyds TSB Autolease, Risk Director at Hitachi Capital and Chief Editor at CAP Automotive.
Outside of work Chris volunteers for two local charities, tinkers with his classic car and keeps fit by exercising his beloved dog.
Jonathon Smith Chief Information Officer
Graduating from Aberystwyth University with a degree in International Politics and a specialism in the political use of the internet, Jonathon joined Fleet Assist in 2010 to manage our systems.
Following two years maintaining, patching and developing our previous systems, Jonathon has over the last 5 years been the architect of our acclaimed proprietary Atlas system onto which our business applications have now been migrated.
Outside work he spends much of his time coaching trampolining and gymnastics, as well as still attempting to do it himself.
Cheryl Barr Business Development Manager
Cheryl joined Fleet Assist in 2015. Cheryl has worked in the Automotive Industry for over 18 years and has a wealth of Account Management experience.
She has held previous positions with Honda and Arval, her passion for achieving excellent customer service makes her an invaluable addition to the Business Development team.
Cheryl is responsible for working with our customers to increase network penetration and maximise cost savings.
In her spare time Cheryl enjoys training and competing her dressage horse.
Mike Johnston Business Development Manager
Mike joined Fleet Assist in 2018 as Business Development Manager.
Daniel St Claire Business Development Manager
Daniel has over 14 years experience within the automotive sector, most recently working at Alphabet (GB) Limited (part of the BMW Group) where he was responsible for the CarSharing & eMobility products.
Daniel has a wealth of knowledge within the Fleet Leasing, CarSharing, eMobility and Daily Rental market, with a strong track record of operational and sales delivery and developing long term customer/supplier partnerships.
Oliver Collings Rental Sales Executive
Oliver started working for Fleet Assist in 2017 as a service booking coordinator and later joined the rental team as a sales executive. He has always had a love of cars and has always been keen to work within the automotive industry. Prior to working at Fleet Assist Oliver worked for a car leasing broker where he developed a passion for sales and marketing. He also spent a lot of his spare time working on cars at a local garage.
In his free time he enjoys playing golf, skiing, shooting, visiting new places and going out with friends.
Mark Davies Network Development Manager - North
Mark joined Fleet Assist in August 2010 from the Pendragon Group where he held the role of Service Manager for one of the largest Ford sites in the group.
With over 20 years experience in the automotive / fleet industry Mark initially started as a mechanic. He has more recently held a held a number of senior management positions in franchised dealerships and with vehicle manufacturers responsible for service maintenance and repair of vehicles.
Mark is responsible for the Network in the northern territory.
Stuart Silby Network Development Manager - South
Stuart joined Fleet Assist in April 2009 from DHL Logistics and prior to this held a senior maintenance management role for a number of years at one of the UK's leading contract hire companies.
Stuart has over 30 years experience working in the automotive / fleet industry. He started as an apprentice mechanic and then progressively became more involved with the procurement, processing and management of various aspects of service maintenance and repair of fleet vehicles.
Stuart lives very locally to the office and is responsible for the network in the southern territory.