Meet the team

The management team at CLM has many years’ proven experience and expertise in the fleet and associated industries.

John Lawrence – Managing Director

CLM Fleet Management appointed highly experienced automotive executive, John Lawrence, as its new managing director in 2017. John has over 23 years’ experience in the automotive industry with roles encompassing daily rental, vehicle manufacturing, fleet services and technology.

Chris Mitchinson – Director In-life Services

Chris joined CLM more than 16 years ago and has more than 30 years’ relevant fleet industry experience, having previously worked for BRS Car Lease and with Nissan UK. Chris is responsible for operational requirements across all client fleets and covering all operational aspects for vehicles during their ‘in-life’ stages.

Andy Short – Commercial Director

Andy Short joined the CLM team in 2015. With many years’ experience gained in a variety of motor industry orientated roles, he is responsible for the company’s client services activities as well as managing its supplier relationships with leasing companies and vehicle manufacturers. Previous employers include the Bank of Scotland, Masterlease and the RAC.

Debbie Baker – Head of Finance

Debbie joined CLM in 2001 as supervisor of the finance department. Now Head of Finance and a member of the management team, Debbie is responsible for the day to day running of the finance department, production of the monthly management accounts and VAT returns.

Kevin Harkin – Business Development Director

With almost 30 years’ experience in the fleet management, leasing and vehicle manufacturing markets, Kevin is responsible for new business activities within CLM. He works with companies to understand their specific needs and address them by providing bespoke solutions and services. His knowledge and experience covers all types of vehicle funding and mobility solutions for cars and commercial vehicles.