Neil joined Jardine Motors Group in July 2015 as CEO, having most recently held the position of Managing Director of SEAT UK. Prior to this, Neil was MD of Mercedes-Benz Retail UK from 2004 to 2013, holding responsibility for 40 retail sites with a workforce of 2,200, selling 40,000 cars per annum. Previously, Neil enjoyed a 13-year career with Nissan Motor in a variety of disciplines including senior UK and European management positions in sales, marketing and franchising. A self-confessed car fan, Neil’s passion for all things automotive is only matched by his desire to create an exceptional company for colleagues to operate in, and for the customer to experience. The Group’s mission statement: “To be the best motor retailer as judged by you” underlines Neil’s vision that the customer, employee and manufacturer partner all play an equal part in driving forward the way Jardine Motors Group operates all it franchises.
Neil’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.
He is also supporting the UK Automotive 30% Club 30/30/30 campaign.