Gary Curran has been appointed as leasing and rental manager for Kia Motors UK.

Curran takes on the new role having chalked up three years with Kia’s fleet team as RV and fleet operations manager, following a 27-year career in the contract hire and fleet business.

In his new job, he will be tasked with helping to enhance Kia’s presence in the fleet market.

Kia head of fleet and remarketing John Hargreaves said: “Gary has been an important member of our team already. After three years of success in improving our residual values and overseeing a controlled growth in our Motability presence, Gary will retain both those responsibilities and also manage our leasing and rental programmes. 

“As ever, the emphasis will be to have an active presence in these key areas of the market whilst prioritising strong used car values.”

Curran said: “I am thrilled to be starting my new role and reacquainting myself with industry colleagues in the leasing and rental sectors, as well as increasing the brand’s portfolio of valued partners. 

“It’s been a difficult year for everyone, however Kia is in a good place to work with our partners and continue to support the industry with effective business solutions in 2021 and beyond.”