Lookers plc, (LON:LOOK), one of the leading UK motor retail and aftersales service groups, has announced the appointment of Paul Van der Burgh to the Board of Lookers as a Non-Executive Director. Paul will join the Board on 1 April 2021 and will be a member of the Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
Paul is highly experienced in the global automotive industry, having held senior executive positions at leading multinational brands around the world for over 35 years. He spent 15 years at Toyota and Lexus, most recently as the President and Managing Director of Toyota (GB). Prior to this, Paul held a variety of roles at Ford in the UK and the Americas. Paul has also been an Executive Director of the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders.
Phil White, Lookers Chairman, commented:
“We are absolutely delighted that Paul will be joining the Lookers Board next month. His track record at both Toyota and Ford speaks for itself. He is well known and highly respected throughout the motor industry for all he has achieved in his career. His in-depth understanding of our industry, combined with his extensive experience, will be a great asset to Lookers as we continue to lift the brakes on the business and look forward to the multiple opportunities ahead. Paul’s experience and guidance will be invaluable to us on that journey.”
Paul Van der Burgh commented:
“I am thrilled to be joining the Lookers Board at a very exciting time for the business. Having spent most of my career with major global manufacturing brands, I really appreciate the importance of a strong, well located dealership network. I am also well aware of the changing dynamics in the market, not least through electrification and digitisation, where Lookers can further enhance its proposition and prosper in the current environment.”