Matt Schembri Joins Hitachi Capital as New Marketing Head



  • New Head of Marketing has over 16 years industry experience
  • Role will focus on digital marketing, innovation and e-commerce to drive the continued growth of the business.
  • Appointment comes as business officially opens new £7m office in Trowbridge

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions Ltd, one of the UK’s leading vehicle leasing and fleet management specialists, has recruited Matt Schembri as Head of Marketing.

Schembri will be responsible for leading innovation, e-commerce strategy and marketing across all three divisions of the award winning Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, namely Hitachi Capital Car Solutions, Commercial Vehicle Solutions and Driving Instructor Solutions.  His role will focus on building on their current success and moving the business to the next level.

With over 16 years of industry experience, Schembri has held senior marketing and consultancy roles at Leaseplan, Volkswagen Financial Services, Masterlease, Arval and Argos.

The new appointment comes as Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions officially opened their new £7m bespoke office campus in Trowbridge, from which Schembri will oversee all marketing operations and activity.

Simon Oliphant, CEO of Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, commented: “Matt is the ideal candidate for the role of Head of Marketing at Hitachi Capital.  His marketing knowledge and experience will prove invaluable, as will his digital expertise, and we look forward to working with him as we continue to grow the business.”

Matt Schembri, new Head of Marketing at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, added: “I’m delighted to be joining Hitachi Capital at a time of rapid growth with exciting projects being developed and implemented across all three divisions.  I am looking forward to leading our marketing strategy to further strengthen Hitachi Capital’s position as the leading UK independent leasing provider of choice.”

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About Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions Ltd is a division of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, part of Hitachi Ltd, one of the world’s largest and most respected industrial groups.  Hitachi Capital Car Solutions is a division of Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions Ltd and combines technology with market leading customer service to offer the full spectrum of tailor-made fleet finance and fleet management services, including all forms of funding, maintenance management, accident management and daily rental management. The company also operates Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions, a leading specialist commercial vehicle services division, from Trowbridge and Hitachi Capital Driving Instructor Solutions from Leicester, the UK’s leading supplier of contract hire to the driving instruction market. Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions has a fleet size of over 60,000 vehicles ranging from cars, small, medium and large vans to HGVs with specialist ancillary equipment such as cranes and tail lifts. Visit

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