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Copart appoints Jane Pocock as new UK MD

Jane Pocock

Leading online vehicle remarketing company Copart is delighted to announce Jane Pocock as the new Managing Director of Copart UK.

Jane brings a wealth of experience to Copart with an extensive career spanning over 25 years in the automotive industry. Most recently, Jane was Chief Executive of Vans Direct, a market-leading online van leasing company. Jane led significant growth over a ten-year period resulting in its recent strategic sale to Vertu Motors. Vans Direct was recognised as Best Van Leasing Broker in the 2018 Leasing Broker Federation Awards.

Jane’s earlier career included 17 years with The AA, where she held positions of significant leadership responsibility in their insurance, membership and roadside assistance businesses.  She brings extensive experience in online marketing, B2B relationships and high-quality operational delivery as well as experience of consultancy and private equity ownership both in the UK and abroad.

Jane will report to Nigel Paget, Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He commented: “I am very pleased to appoint someone of Jane’s undoubted calibre into our business and this appointment is a clear demonstration of our long-term commitment to further investment and growth in the UK. Jane brings with her a hugely impressive track record and is an ideal fit for our culture.”

With full responsibility for all areas of the Copart UK business, Jane will lead the continuing growth of Copart in the UK and further develop Copart’s exceptional service delivery and market leading services; enhancing and developing the Copart proposition for existing customers and driving expansion by becoming the champion channel of asset disposal for new customers in new markets.

Jane Pocock added “I am delighted to be joining Copart and taking on the challenge of continuing to drive this business forward in the future. Copart has a history of unrivalled success and ambitious plans to continue to grow further in the UK, and I am excited to play a leading role in the next chapter of Copart’s success. It’s a great business and I feel privileged to be asked to lead it in the UK”.

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