Asset Alliance Group appoints two new directors

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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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