THE former chief of an award-winning independent motor finance provider is returning to head up the company again – four years after quitting for a new job in Australia.
Spencer Halil was head of Alphera Financial Services in 2011 when he left to lead the BMW, Mini and Alphabet operations from Melbourne.
But the company has has revealed he will return from July 1 as the business enters the next phase of transformational growth.
Halil, who held the post of general manager, BMW Group Brands, said: ‘I’m excited to be back at Alphera at what is an incredibly exciting time for the organisation.
‘A great job has been done over the past few years rolling out a new business model and providing our dealer and broker partners with significant opportunities for growth within the context of broader industry change. I look forward to working with the Alphera team to continue this journey over the coming years.’
Mike Dennett, director of BMW Group Financial Services, said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Spencer back to the Alphera team. He has played a significant role in implementing a first-to-market, transformational new business model for financial services across the BMW Group in the UK. Building on this knowledge, we believe Spencer will be well placed to bring together the experiences from Australia and the UK to further grow and develop the award-winning Alphera business.”
Andy Gruber, the current Alphera director, has accepted a senior role with an overseas captive finance company.
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