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Asset Alliance Group appoints two new directors

Donald Wilson and Richard Philpotts

Asset Alliance Group has appointed Donald Wilson as group risk director and Richard Philpotts fills the role of group fleet director, amid sector growth.

Wilson comes from a corporate banking background, having worked for Clydesdale Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland for almost 16 years across a variety of senior capital, credit and transaction management roles.

His remit is to oversee the implementation of the latest, fit-for-purpose risk management policies and procedures as the company plans for continued expansion.

“For a relatively young business the stand out factor for me is the level of maturity it has reached in such a short period of time,” said Wilson.

“The business model is excellent; the company has secured and retains impressive blue-chip clients and has a really strong future ahead of it.”

Philpotts has taken over as group fleet director – a position that encompasses increasing the company’s portfolio of vehicles past 5,000 and strengthening its fleet engineering team.

He brings a wide breadth of operational experience to the role, having spent more than a decade at XPO Logistics as fleet engineering and general fleet manager, and more recently at Howard Tenens Logistics.

Philpotts said: “I was attracted to the role by the enthusiasm and energy of the entire team. Everyone at Asset Alliance Group is extremely customer-focused and treats the business as if it were their own.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining such an ambitious, fast-moving, young operation.”

Asset Alliance Group’s chief executive Willie Paterson said: “Our business is now approaching the £80 million turnover mark and with a fleet of nearly 5,000 vehicles, a strong residual value portfolio and a growing customer base, it’s really important we have the right framework in place to sustain this growth in a very deliberate and managed way.

"Donald and Richard’s knowledge and expertise will be hugely influential in making this happen.” 



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