The Great Debates

Taking place across the two days, there will be a debate each morning at CCIA. Held in the exhibition hall, these open forum debates encourage interaction with fleet operators and help to inform and educate on two of the hot topics facing fleet managers in their roles.


The ACFO fines debate (Tuesday 14th June 10.30 a.m.)

Fines can be the bane of any fleet manager’s life, and research suggests the problem is getting worse. So what can you do about it? How can you reduce the cost to your company? This debate will look at the problem, consider who’s to blame, identify the potential solutions and assess the role of the leasing company in helping fleets to resolve the issue.

Caroline Sheppard, chief adjudicator of the Traffic Penalty Tribunal, chairs the debate, which will include:

• Will Hurley, director, Independent Parking Committee
• Imran Ahmad, head of citations, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
• Max Turner, relationships director, Zenith
• Glenn Ewen, fleet manager, Clear Channel
• Joel Little, enforcement officer – team leader, Parking Eye
• Representative from BPA


The CCIA fleet managers v's outsourcing debate (Wednesday 15th June 10.30 a.m.)

In-house or outsource is one of the biggest debate in fleet. Views often centre on a fleet’s core purpose, e.g. perk cars of job-need vans, on a business philosophy over risk and control, or from a previous bad experience of one of the options. Most fleets sit somewhere in the middle, retain some functions in-house and outsource some to a leasing or fleet management company. This debate will look at the options, ask which is best for you and consider some of the pitfalls to avoid.

The panel includes:

• Jo Hammonds, group fleet manager, Mears Group
• Mike Vickers, fleet manager, Portsmouth City Council
• Stuart Donnelly, international sales director, Fleet Logistics
• Caroline Sandall, deputy chairman, ACFO