Copart has announced that Jane Pocock, former chief excecutive at Vans Direct, is the new UK managing director.
Pocock (pictured) brings over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. Most recently as chief executive of Vans Direct and aided in the recent strategic sale to Vertu Motors.
Her earlier career included 17 years with The AA, where she held positions of significant leadership responsibility in their insurance, membership and roadside assistance businesses.
She brings extensive experience in online marketing, B2B relationships and operational delivery as well as experience of consultancy and private equity ownership both in the UK and abroad.
Copart UK’s chief executive officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Nigel Paget said: “I am very pleased to appoint someone of Jane’s undoubted calibre into our business and this appointment is a clear demonstration of our long-term commitment to further investment and growth in the UK. Jane brings with her a hugely impressive track record and is an ideal fit for our culture.”
With full responsibility for all areas of the Copart UK business, Jane will lead the continuing growth of Copart in the UK and further develop Copart’s service delivery; enhancing and developing the Copart proposition for existing customers and driving expansion by becoming the champion channel of asset disposal for new customers in new markets.
Pocock said: “Copart has a history of unrivalled success and ambitious plans to continue to grow further in the UK, and I am excited to play a leading role in the next chapter of Copart’s success.
"It’s a great business and I feel privileged to be asked to lead it in the UK”.