Lease insurance firm Acquis Insurance Management has appointed John Bennett as corporate advisor to the firm.

Bennett has held several senior roles in the European leasing industry, most recently as managing director of Hitachi Capital Business Finance, and will be involved in market and product development for Acquis as it targets international expansion.

Bennett, who has served as Leaseurope chairman twice and was the recipient of the Leasing Life Lifetime Achievement award in 2011, will continue to operate as an independent consultant through his firm JB Associates while in the role.

John Chadwick, director of Acquis, said: "We are delighted that John Bennett, who has extensive experience of the European asset finance markets, will be working with us at an exciting stage of our development, and I am sure John can help us achieve our objectives and assist us in the next stage of our development."

Bennet said: "I have been impressed with the progress Acquis have made in the four and a bit years since they were established and I am looking forward to working with an experienced management team who have ambitious growth plans."