“At Hyundai Capital UK, our aspiration to be at the forefront of automotive finance extends beyond innovation and leadership; it includes a resolute commitment to diversity and inclusivity within our ranks.”
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Simon Luckhurst, Deputy Managing Director, Hyundai Capital UK

Simon Luckhurst, Deputy Managing Director, Hyundai Capital UK

 
Vik Hill, MD of Santander Consumer Finance

Vik Hill, MD of Santander Consumer Finance

“At Santander Consumer Finance, everyone counts. We are proud of the diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives amongst our people, and consider that to be a fundamental part of what makes us stronger. We are continuously focused in this area, improving and evolving the way we do things inclusively, to ensure continued growth and secure talent retention.”
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“Our engagement with the Automotive 30% Club dates back some years and I am delighted that Mazda UK was the first OEM to achieve the critical first-step milestone of a 30% gender balance in our senior team; something that re-set expectations and fundamentally changed the internal culture of our business, leading the way for better diversity and a more progressive working environment that is now seen as a benchmark for our European organisation.”
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Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director, Mazda Motors UK

Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director, Mazda Motors UK

 
Dr Karen Lange, Member of the Board for Human Resources at Bentley Motors

Dr Karen Lange, Member of the Board for Human Resources at Bentley Motors

“Here at Bentley, we are fully committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where our colleagues are at the heart of what we do. We call it #BelongingAtBentley. Belonging means creating a culture of inclusion and developing processes that ensures each of our colleagues feels comfortable in bringing their true selves to work..”
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“Improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) is an important focus area for V12 Vehicle Finance, as set out in our Responsible Business Strategy, and gender is a key element of this. I believe that by driving and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, we will become a stronger and more successful business.”
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Julian Hartley, Managing Director, V12 Vehicle Finance and Savings (photograph)

Julian Hartley, Managing Director, V12 Vehicle Finance and Savings

 
Paul Philpott, President and CEO, Kia UK Ltd.

Paul Philpott, President and CEO, Kia UK Ltd.

“Kia UK was proud to be one of 12 founder members of the Automotive 30% Club in 2016. I’m very pleased that following a strong focus on diversity & inclusion internally and starting the discussion with our dealer partners on the importance of D&I, we are now upgrading to Silver membership..”
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"At Scania, everything starts and ends with our people. Creating an equitable and inclusive culture for our business is essential. It’s well documented that the heavy vehicle sector is male-dominated, which is why I’m so proud, and it’s so important for me to be a member of the Automotive 30% Club. Whether you work for us, with us or just interact with us, I’m committed to help inspire, nurture and engage the best female talent to take our business and the wider automotive industry to the next level.."
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Chris Newitt ~ Silver Member of the Automotive 30% Club

Chris Newitt, Managing Director, Scania GB

 
Steven Eagell, CEO, Steven Eagell Group

Steven Eagell, CEO, Steven Eagell Group

“I am delighted to become a Silver Member of the Automotive 30% Club, and I very much look forward to building on our work with the team to both retain and attract top female talent to our industry. Diversity and inclusivity have always been at the core of our people strategy and we continue to work towards creating a team that both reflects the communities in which we operate and delivers an exceptional customer experience..”
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James believes that gender balance is crucial to any business to ensure it performs effectively and has long-term, sustainable success. He comments on carwow’s ambition to be “one of the most diverse and inclusive places to work in the automotive industry”.
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James Hind, CEO, carwow

 
Stuart Mustoe, CEO, TrustFord (photograph)

Stuart Mustoe, CEO, TrustFord

"Becoming an Automotive 30% Club Silver Member was a fantastic moment for me personally and represents an exciting new chapter in TrustFord’s journey to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation."
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“As a company, Stoneacre has high ambitions to increase the many upper management roles we are at present providing for the women in our business. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and diverse company but understand that achieving equality for women in the automotive industry as a whole is still ongoing.”
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Shaun Foweather, Stoneacre [photograph]

Shaun Foweather, Managing Director, Stoneacre Motor Group

 
Andrew Mallory, COO, Vantage Motor Group [photograph]

Andrew Mallory, COO, Vantage Motor Group

“We are proud for Vantage Motor Group to become a Silver Member of the Automotive 30% Club, the more we can do to address the gender balance across all roles in the industry the better. We support inclusion and diversity across the group and the values we follow in Working Together and Be Better support this.”
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“I’m very proud to be a Silver Member of the Automotive 30% Club. The fit between the core values of Solus and the Automotive 30% Club are well aligned, and we have embraced the challenge of addressing the gender-balance within Solus as well as attracting new talented individuals into the accident repair sector.”
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Simon Smith, Silver member

Simon Smith, Managing Director, Solus Accident Repair

 

Steve Grossman, Assistant Vice President, Vehicle Acquisition - Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK & Ireland

"Enterprise is fully committed to ensuring that we recruit, retain and offer great career opportunities for women, because we recognise that a business which is good for women is good for everyone.”
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“For our business and the wider industry to thrive, we have to attract and retain the best talent. The Automotive 30% Club is doing fantastic work by supporting best practices across the industry to achieve a better gender balance.”
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Karl Howkins, Silver Member (2023)

Karl Howkins, Managing Director, SOGO Mobility

 

Seán Kemple, CEO of Motor UK and Retail Finance Ireland

“I’m proud to be a Silver Member of the Automotive 30% Club. At Close Brothers Motor Finance, we’re acutely aware of the male-dominant nature of our industry, and we want to play our part in changing that. To do that, we continue to champion the diversity and inclusion agenda, in our business, and across the industry, and we’re confident we can create a more inclusive workplace for all.”
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“We acknowledge that there is a gender imbalance within the automotive industry, and we wholeheartedly support the objectives of the Club. We look forward to paving the way for change.”
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Jonathan Hewett, Chief Executive, Thatcham Research

 
Richard Jones, Managing Director, MotoNovo Finance (photograph and logo)

Richard Jones, Managing Director, MotoNovo Finance

“I am proud to be a Silver Member of the Automotive 30% Club. At MotoNovo Finance, we’re committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion, not just within our business but across the industry.
Our own internal Female Network has shown us that inspiring, developing and supporting women can have a significant positive impact on women's progression.”
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“It’s widely understood that teams that embrace diverse perspectives and ideas are more creative, more innovative and make more informed decisions. At Infomedia, we are delighted to join the Automotive 30% Club and start working towards the “30 by 30” goal. I look forward to working with Julia, sharing our ideas and learning from our peers in the automotive industry. It’s time to change the game!”
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Jason Thorpe, Managing Director, Infomedia Europe (photograph and logo)

Jason Thorpe, Managing Director, Infomedia Europe