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Historic Vehicle Lobby Group Appoints Communications Director

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FHBVC), the group which campaigns for the rights of historic vehicle owners to use the UK’s roads, has today (22 January 2013) announced the appointment of Geoff Lancaster as its new communications director. Lancaster will join the FBHVC board also with immediate effect.

Geoff Lancaster, 63, was formerly Head of External Affairs at FTSE 100 food company, Associate British Foods plc, and began his career in the UK motor industry as a product planner before pursuing a career in public relations in the food industry.

A lifelong petrolhead, Geoff now concentrates his leisure interests around the Maserati marque, being a member of the Maserati Club management committee and editor of the club’s colour magazine, Trident.

Commenting on this appointment, FBHVC chairman, David Whale said, “We are fortunate to be able to recruit someone of Geoff’s experience and commitment especially at a time when the rights of our members face challenges at home and from Brussels. Now more than ever we need clarity of message with pinpoint delivery.”

Commenting on his appointment, Geoff Lancaster said, “I am very proud to be given this opportunity to serve the historic car movement. Its cause is close to my heart and I am only too conscious of the industrial and employment infrastructure that exists to support it while regulation permits it to flourish.”

22 Jan 2013