Claire Catlin

Finance Director, Inchcape UK

Guest Speaker


Claire is currently the UK Finance Director at Inchcape; a global leading automotive retailer (FTSE 250). Responsible for revenues in excess of £3bn, across more than 100 sites, 11 premium franchises and leading a team in excess of 500.

Whilst responsible for all financial and commercial leadership, Claire is also responsible for Inchcape’s network strategy, including all mergers and acquisition activity and the purchase and refurbishment of all property. Furthermore Claire is also accountable for the Inchcape Fleet Solutions business; a fleet management business with over 45,000 managed vehicles, across a range of blue chip organisations and SMEs.

Claire is a CIMA qualified accountant, with strong leadership and communication skills, she has completed a number of high profile roles throughout her career in Retail and Automotive and has been heavily involved in transformational change programmes.

Claire balances her worklife with her family life; Claire is married and has a 6 year old son. She is a keen athlete having just completed a Half Ironman.

Claire’s participation has been made possible through Speakers for Schools partnership with the UK Automotive 30% Club and her school talks will include a focus on inspiring girls to consider opportunities in the automotive sector and encouraging all students to aim high.

She is also supporting the UK Automotive 30% Club 30/30/30 campaign.