Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions has appointed Chris Tubbs as head of SME and personal leasing channel.

Tubbs has 25 years’ experience in the leasing sector, and previously worked for Network Vehicles, a LeasePlan brand, since 1996.

At Network Vehicles, Tubbs served as brand director, and also held positions managing the technical and remarketing teams, and the risk team.

In this role, he will be tasked with developing the SME and personal leasing channel for both direct and indirect business.

Tubs said: “This is such an exciting time to join Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions following the recent investment in system capability for our broker partners.”

Jon Lawes, managing direct of Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, said: “I am delighted to have Chris on board, he brings a wealth of experience in this channel along with experience in asset risk, credit risk and operations management.

“With the plans we have to grow with our partners in the broker channel it was important to bring someone in with this depth of experience.”