Trevor Mather

Trevor Mather, CEO of Auto Trader UK – Partner Sponsor

Trevor Mather believes that a company has an important role to play in positively contributing to society and that the make up of a company should be reflective of the society in which it operates. Not only for its own sake, but also to encourage a broader, more creative culture and community. As Chief Executive Officer of Auto Trader UK, Trevor and the leadership team are focused on ensuring Auto Trader is a diverse company.

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Paul Van der Burgh, President and Managing Director at Toyota (GB) - Sponsor of Inspiring magazine

“It’s clear we just hadn’t been tapping into female talent,” comments Paul Van der Burgh, President and Managing Director, Toyota (GB). “When you actually look at the contribution that women make, all of the commercial benefits are very transparent.”

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Paul Van der Burgh

Alex Smith

Alex Smith, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group UK - Sponsor of the IAW Day 2019

"The '30 by 30' initiative really supports the transformational change we're working towards in this industry," says Alex Smith, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group UK. "It's fundamentally important, but I think we have some way to go. Recent surveys suggest women only make up about 16% of employees in Automotive, which is obviously far from representative of the human population!"

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Neil Williamson, CEO at Jardine Motors Group - Sponsor of the IAW Awards 2019

"Gender balance is a subject that's really close to my heart," admits Neil Williamson, CEO at Jardine Motors Group. "My wife and I met in the car industry. She started on the manufacturer's side and ended up on the retail side, and that had challenges along the way. So that's given me a close insight into what it used to be like for females in our world."

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Neil Williamson (CEO at Jardine Motors Group)

Neil Williamson