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Jon Lawes

Managing Director, European Mobility Solutions

Chairman of the European Supervisory Board

Jon has almost 30 years’ experience in the fleet and leasing industry, having started his career at Wincanton Vehicle Rentals in 1993. Jon has occupied several roles throughout his career in vehicle leasing and mobility, before being appointed Managing Director of Novuna Vehicle Solutions (formerly Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions) in 2015.

Under Jon’s leadership, the UK fleet has grown from circa 65,000 vehicles in 2016 to over 100,000 vehicles in 2022, underpinned by Novuna Vehicle Solutions unique ability to build, fund and manage any asset from cars and LCVs to plant equipment and machinery. This Total Asset Solutions proposition, introduced by Jon in 2017, also helps deliver sustainable fleet solutions with a focus on helping businesses reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

Jon is passionate about sustainability and supporting customers to transition to a net zero fleet, from vehicles and charging infrastructure to data analysis and energy storage. Jon is also passionate about supporting MHC Mobility and Novuna’s mission of providing outstanding customer experiences and led the Novuna Vehicle Solutions team to win the UK’s ‘Fleet News’ award for UK Leasing Company of the Year four consecutive years in a row, in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. They are the only leasing company to have ever achieved the award year on year.

Jon’s leadership role extends beyond MHC Mobility and Novuna. Jon has been named in the Top 100 Industry Influencers for the past two years for shaping the zero and low-carbon fleet industry. He currently serves as Chair of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association and is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.