Richard Jones has been named as the new chairman of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA). Jones, Managing Director at Black Horse, was already a board director at the FLA before taking on the chairman role.

Jones the Managing Director at Black Horse, He has replaced outgoing chairman Nigel Clibbens, whose term has ended.

Stephen Sklaroff, Director General of the FLA said: “Richard is taking over as chairman of the FLA at a particularly important time for the industry, with the prospect of a new government and the start of detailed negotiations on the UK’s exit from the EU. Richard’s experience – including on the FLA’s Board – will be invaluable as we continue make the industry’s case to politicians, our regulators and our many stakeholders. I look forward very much to working with him.”

Richard Jones said: ““It is a privilege to become chairman in the FLA’s 25th anniversary year. In a period of increasing change and uncertainty, the FLA will continue to play a lead role in developing the markets it represents for the benefit of consumers and businesses across the UK.”