School of Business and Economics


11 Nov 2016

UK Automotive 30% Club Annual Conference

The School of Business and Economics is hosting the UK Automotive 30% Club Annual Conference. 





Date: Friday 11th November 2016
Times: 12.30pm-2.30pm

Sir Richard Morris Building, BE0.53 Lecture Theatre, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU

Lunch will be served in the foyer.


Programme schedule:

12.30 Buffet Lunch   
13.00 Welcome and Introductions  Julia Muir, CEO Gaia Innovation

Meet the automotive leaders



Clare Martin - HR Director Jardine

Penny Burnett – HR Director VW Group UK

Lydia Sharples – VW Group UK

Sian Vernon - HR Director, Renault UK

James Muir – Head of NSC Steering, VW Group Global and Chairman of VW Group UK

Julia Teale – Future Talent Manager, Bentley

Ian Twinley – Chairman, Group 1 Automotive

Tim Tozer – Group Operations Director, Vertu Motors plc (tbc)

Sam Parry - Head of People, Carwow (tbc)

Helen Grantham - Head of Talent Inchcape Retail

14.30 Close

Victoria Murray - PR Director Gaia Innovation

Prof. Jim Saker - Associate Dean (Enterprise) Loughborough University



The School of Business and Economics is hosting the UK Automotive 30% Club Annual Conference. Women are underrepresented in the motor industry in both the manufacturers and their dealer networks.

The purpose of the 30% Club is to work towards the aim of filling 30% of key leadership positions in their member automotive industry organisations by 2030 – through a “30 by 30” strategy.

The “30 by 30”strategy will examine ways to attract more women recruits, remove unconscious bias from recruitment and promotion processes, remove invisible blocks to women to rising through the business, and develop effective retention policies.

They are inviting female students to attend their afternoon session to meet and discuss career opportunities  with motor industry leaders.  If you are interested in a potential career in the motor industry this is a great opportunity to meet people who could help make it happen.


To Register:

Please register to attend by emailing:

Ruth Cufflin