Northgate Vehicle Hire has appointed Richard Harris as IT director.
Mr Harris was previously chief information officer at ARM Holdings, where he led all aspects of the organisation’s IT activity,
He is now responsible for Northgate’s information management and supporting technology – including IT services, process improvement and data management across both Northgate’s operations in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Morthgate has 72 sites, including branches at Huddersfield, Hull, Pudsey, Wakefield, Sheffield, Scunthorpe, Doncaster and Grimsby.
Mr Harris has extensive experience, including senior IT roles with power systems and engineering company Rolls-Royce, where he spent 25 years.
He said: “It is certainly a good time to be joining Northgate, where growth and market dominance remains a key objective.
“Profitable growth for Northgate will in part be underpinned by investment in leading IT infrastructure and through the use of modern IT services we can continue to propel the business forward.”
Rising customer demand has seen the market leader invest significantly in its fleet with a commitment to purchase an additional 7000 vehicles by the end of the financial year.