Avis Budget Promotes Two Executives to Senior Leadership

Gerard Insall (left) and Ned Linnen have been promoted to Avis Budget Group's senior leadership team. Photos courtesy of Avis Budget.
Gerard Insall (left) and Ned Linnen have been promoted to Avis Budget Group's senior leadership team. Photos courtesy of Avis Budget.

Avis Budget Group Inc. has announced the promotion of two senior executives. Gerard Insall has been named executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) and Ned Linnen has been appointed executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO).

Insall and Linnen were previously senior vice presidents and chief officers of their respective areas, says the company.

As executive vice president and CIO, Insall will be responsible for the management of Avis Budget's global information technology organization, including enterprise applications, IT operations, networks, architecture and IT strategy. He has held various positions within IT since joining the company in 1988.

As executive vice president and CHRO, Linnen will oversee Avis Budget's global human resources activities, including organizational development, labor and employee relations, talent acquisition and diversity strategies, reward and recognition programs, equal employment compliance, health and safety and employee engagement initiatives. He joined the company in 2001.

"Under Gerard's leadership, we have significantly advanced the role that technology plays in our business to further improve the customer experience and drive efficiency,” said Ronald L. Nelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Avis Budget Group. “Under Ned's direction, we continue to build the capabilities, talent and leadership of the organization. We acknowledge their substantial contributions and look forward to their continuing to deliver against our strategic objectives."


  1. Nicki [ April 13, 2015 @ 04:09PM ]

    Shelly Jones-Costco
    Thanks you for your assistance with this matter
    Budget rental cars,
    I see clearly that you have taken the Signified episode to heart. You know how to take the reservation just not hold the car.
    After waiting in line for 42 minutes in line at the budget we finally reached the counter and was ask if we wanted to upgrade to a minivan (special promotion) i.e. a common word for marketing. This is what we reserved-Your Confirmation Number: 07311070US4 Modify/Cancel This Reservation TOYOTA CAMRY 4 DOOR or similar Mileage: Unlimited Estimated Total: $303.30. Our response was no as my parents (82 and 85) were traveling with us and it’s far too hard for them to get in and out of a minivan. Again we were delayed holding for the car we reserved-back and forth she went to what appeared to be the manager. Then we were told we could have the next car that came out of the wash. Again we waited while she went back and forth speaking in the corner with the person appearing to be the manager. Finally she said they would upgrade us for only an additional $5.00 per day for the minivan. We were all very tired and took the minivan. We Traveling through Zion, Bryce, Mesquite, and back to Las Vegas our planed trip having to get my Mom out of the minivan on may occasion. This causing her to try and slid down the seat as some grabbed her arm to get down to the ground. This was a painful and exhausting experience that we got for the great deal of $5.00 extra a day.

    It is my request that we receive the monies back for the car rental as it was not what we RESERVED i.e. kept or set apart or aside for future of special use.
    Nicolette Thompson
    [email protected]
    Costo id number 111818698668

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