Paul Van der Burgh, President and Managing Director at Toyota (GB) Plc – Sponsor of Inspiring Magazine

Paul Van der Burgh (President and MD at Toyota GB Plc)When Julia Muir approached Paul Van der Burgh, President and Managing Director, Toyota (GB) about the UK Automotive 30% Club, he didn’t think twice. He cites how a more diverse mix provides increased innovation, the ability to reach different customers and have fresh ideas; immeasurable company benefits. “Getting the right corporate culture and employee mix requires us to really develop and expand our female leadership,” he explains, emphasising the critical importance of making sure the leadership team is aligned to the joint vision. “We created a Gender Diversity Plan in 2016. Everyone buys into it and inspires their team.”

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