Auto Trader Group announces Matt Davies to join its Board as Non-Executive Director and Chair-designate

– UK, Manchester –  Auto Trader Group plc (LON: AUTO), the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, today announced the appointment of Matt Davies to its Board as Non-Executive Director and Chair-designate with effect from 1 July 2023, to succeed Ed Williams as Chair at the AGM on 14 September 2023.

He will also join the Nomination Committee.

About Matt Davies

Matt Davies is an experienced Chair, board member, and executive, having held roles as CEO of Pets at Home, Halfords, and Tesco UK&ROI. Matt is currently Chair at Greggs plc where he was appointed in August 2022 and was formerly the Chair of N Brown plc and a Non-Executive Director of Dunelm Group plc. He is Chair of privately owned businesses Hobbycraft and Travel Counsellors.

Matt Davies said: “Auto Trader is a great company and I am delighted to be taking on this role in a business with such a strong sense of purpose. I am excited to work with the Board, Nathan, and the wider team to deliver on this over the coming years.”

About Auto Trader

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK’s largest automotive marketplace. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is a member of the FTSE 100 Index.

Auto Trader’s purpose is Driving Change Together. Responsibly. Auto Trader is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, it aims to build stronger partnerships with its customers and use its voice and influence to drive more environmentally friendly vehicle choices.

With the largest number of car buyers and the largest choice of trusted stock, Auto Trader’s marketplace sits at the heart of the UK car buying process. That marketplace is built on an industry-leading technology and data platform, which is increasingly used across the automotive industry. Auto Trader is continuing to bring more of the car buying journey online, creating an improved buying experience, whilst enabling all its retailer partners to sell vehicles online.

Auto Trader publishes a monthly used car Retail Price Index based on pricing analysis of circa 800,000 unique vehicles. This data is used by the Bank of England to feed the broader UK economic indicators.


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