Hertz International has lost its director of public affairs for
Europe, the Middle East and Africa to children’s charity Whizz-Kidz.
Sarah Molony has joined the charity as its first director of
Her primary role at Whizz-Kidz, which provides equipment for children
with mobility problems, will be to take its message to a wider
Hertz’s public affairs manager Gareth Wynn is carrying out Molony’s
duties but Hertz International president Antoine Cau is still deciding
how to structure the director role in the wake of Molony’s departure.
The public affairs remit includes overseeing Hertz’s agencies and media
relations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Wynn reports to Cau, who runs all Hertz operations outside of the US,
and has a dotted line report to Hertz’s vice president of corporate
affairs in the US, Joseph Russo.
Hertz’s biggest markets in the region are the UK, Germany, France, Italy
and Spain. Although Hertz does not have agency support in the UK, it
uses PowerAxle in Spain, BDDP Corporation in France and Dragonetti and
Associates in Italy. It is currently looking for an agency in
The company operates a global fleet of nearly 400,000 vehicles in 140
countries. Revenue from the rentals is evenly split between business and