Europcar appoints head of New Zealand leisure business

9 MARCH 2012

Leading global car rental company, Europcar, has appointed Derek Batchelor-Cook as Travel Industry Sales Manager - New Zealand to manage the company's growing New Zealand leisure business.

Based in Auckland, Mr Batchelor-Cook is responsible for vehicle rentals that support New Zealand's booming tourism industry, as well as for providing vehicle rental solutions for New Zealanders travelling internationally.

With more than two decades of experience in the tourism industry, Mr Batchelor-Cook said he is eager to use his knowledge and expertise to develop the Europcar business in New Zealand.

"Europcar is one of the largest vehicle rental companies in the world, offering a diverse and affordable fleet range of late model vehicles at a competitive price," Mr Batchelor-Cook said.

"My new role at Europcar brings an exciting opportunity to provide both domestic and

international holidaymakers in New Zealand with the same exceptional customer experience delivered to Europcar customers across the globe."

Europcar Australia and New Zealand Sales and Marketing Director Mike Warmington said Mr Batchelor-Cook's appointment reinforces Europcar's commitment to recruit high caliber employees with a passion for tourism and the travel industry.

"Our customers are the number one priority at Europcar and we strive to make vehicle rental part of a fun and enjoyable travel experience," Mr Warmington said.

"Derek Batchelor-Cook has a proven background delivering innovative solutions and

exceeding customer expectations, making him the ideal choice to lead Europcar's leisure business in New Zealand."

Mr Batchelor-Cook started in his new role on Monday 16 January 2012. Before joining

Europcar, Mr Batchelor-Cook worked in the vehicle rental industry for 13 years and Qantas Airways for 11 years, most notably as New Zealand Pricing Manager.


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