Key People

LeasePlan UK Managing Board

LeasePlan UK’s managing board members bring together a wide range of skills and experience from the vehicle leasing, mobility sector and beyond. Together they are responsible for the continued growth of the business and delivery of industry-leading service innovation and customer satisfaction.

Alfonso Martinez - Managing Director

As Managing Director, Alfonso has overall responsibility for business performance and the strategic direction of LeasePlan UK across the corporate, SME and public sector and consumer market. He joined LeasePlan in 2006 as CFO of Spain, became Managing Director of LeasePlan Italy in 2012 and started his current role in January 2019.


Attila Dobos – Operations Director

Attila joined LeasePlan Hungary in 2012 as Operations Director. He took on the same role in LeasePlan Sweden in 2017, and in the UK in 2020. Prior to joining LeasePlan Attila had previously worked for many years in the banking industry for ING and Erste Bank.


Chris Black - Commercial Director

Chris was appointed Commercial Director in 2018 after joining LeasePlan as New Business Sales Director, where he developed the Corporate and International new business teams. With over 20 years’ experience in the automotive and financial service sectors he is now responsible for growing LeasePlan’s fleet, strengthening key customer relationships and enhancing LeasePlan’s product offering.


Karen Savva - Risk & Compliance Director

Karen was appointed Risk & Compliance Director in 2018 - bringing with her over 20 years experience of operations and risk management in the Financial Services sector. Karen is responsible for promoting a positive risk culture and providing assurance that our business is conducted in a balanced and controlled risk environment.


Lisa McGowan - Customer Services Director

Lisa McGowan started her career in global telecoms before joining LeasePlan in 2012, she was appointed Commercial Excellence Director in 2017. In this role, she created the Commercial Excellence function and its specialist teams covering areas such as commercial vehicles, mobility services and employee rewards.

Lisa became Customer Services Director in November 2019 and is now responsible for leading our customer service operations teams and ensuring they focus on our customers’ needs – now and for the future.


Matthew Drake - IT Director

Matthew joined LeasePlan in 2011 after a successful career in Consulting with KPMG, Atos and BAE Systems, where he helped many blue-chip companies improve their businesses through Technology change. He is responsible for the all aspects of the UK’s IT Strategy and Operations including driving the technology agenda so that LeasePlan UK realises its Data and Digital ambitions.


Rudolf Cellier - Finance Director

Rudolf Cellier became LeasePlan UK’s Chief Financial Officer in August 2020, after three years as the CFO for LeasePlan in Mexico. He joined LeasePlan in 2014 as a Risk Manager having previously worked for Axa in Spain and Mexico.


Steve Jones - Strategy and Transformation Director

Steve joined LeasePlan in 2012 where he was Asset Risk Manager, before moving to Head of Risk in 2015. Steve joined the Executive Board in a newly created position, Director for Future Fleet Solutions, in 2018 to recognise the rising importance of Car as a Service (CaaS). Steve is responsible for developing our flexible solutions and leading our response to the transition to lower emission vehicles.


Steve Moss - HR and Legal Director

Steve joined LeasePlan in 2010 and has more than 20 years’ HR management experience in the UK vehicle industry across both manufacturer and leasing sectors. Steve has responsibility for all aspects of HR strategy and operations, ensuring that LeasePlan attract the best talent in the industry.

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