MD, Lookers plc
Nigel joined Lookers Plc in August 2013 from Benfield Motor Group in the North East of England. He had been there 7 years, firstly as Managing Director and latterly as Chief Executive. Prior to that he was in various roles across 11 years at Reg Vardy plc, latterly as a Franchise Director based in Edinburgh.
Although he tries not to admit to it, he started life as an Accountant, training with Price Waterhouse in Newcastle after studying Economics at university in Edinburgh.
Nigel’s role at Lookers plc is to lead the Motor Division. He is responsible for the achievement of our profit targets as well as the growth and development of the company through strong relationships with our manufacturer partners, finding and integrating appropriate acquisitions, making sure we attract and retain the best talent in the industry and providing a consistently excellent customer experience so that our customers become our fans.
Nigel has been married to Elaine for 17 years and they have a son Joseph, who has just turned 9. They live in Newcastle so they don’t see much of him during the week as he travels around the country!
In his spare time he tries to run and cycle, and play a bit of tennis and golf. His favourite pastime is skiing and preferably in his favourite country, Italy. Oh, and he loves cars too!
Nigel’s participation has been made possible through Speakers for Schools partnership with the UK Automotive 30% Club and his school talks will include a focus on inspiring girls to consider opportunities in the automotive sector and encouraging all students to aim high.