Posted On : 29th Oct, 2018
ICFM is sorry to announce that its former chairman, Tom Madden, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 29th.
Tom’s passing was not sudden or unexpected as he had been unwell over the past two years, but, nonetheless, everyone at ICFM is saddened to hear the news.
Tom was the second chairman of the ICFM serving from 1995 until 2006. Under Tom’s tutelage, ICFM went from strength-to-strength, which was no doubt influenced by his unique blend of old school determination, coupled with charm and business gravitas.
ICFM director Peter Eldridge, who served alongside Tom on at the board, said: “I was saddened to hear of the death of Tom, a true gentleman of the fleet industry and I have great memories of working alongside him during his 11-year stint as ICFM chairman.
“In particular, I will always cherish his wonderful command of the English language, which was at its peak when delivering his ‘state of the nation’ speeches at ICFM’s Annual Conferences, in the way that only Tom could carry it off – calmly and with great dignity.
“He retired some years ago not only from ICFM but also from a lengthy vehicle remarketing career at BCA, and will be greatly missed. He left his mark on the fleet industry in general and the ICFM in particular.
“Everyone at ICFM sends their sincere condolences to Tom’s wife Christine and his immediate family.”