Auto Trader Group announces upcoming appointment of Jasvinder Gakhal to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Manchester –  Auto Trader Group plc (LON: AUTO), the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace, today announced the appointment of Jasvinder Gakhal to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective from 1 January 2022, bringing the Board to five Independent Non-Executive Directors, three Executive Directors and a Non-Executive Chairman.

“I am delighted to welcome Jasvinder to the Board. Her range of strategic and operational experience is a valuable addition. Jasvinder’s appointment is the first step in the renewal of our board, given that three Independent Non-Executive Directors are due to step down by 2024, having served three 3-year terms, starting around the time of Auto Trader’s 2015 IPO.” said Board Chairman, Ed Williams.

Jasvinder Gakhal will also join the Audit, Remuneration, Corporate Responsibility, and Nomination Committees.

About Jasvinder Gakhal

Jasvinder Gakhal is Managing Director of Motor at Direct Line Group, before which she held several roles within Direct Line including most recently Chief Strategy Officer and before that Managing Director of Direct Line for Business. Before joining Direct Line Group in 2005, Jasvinder was a maths teacher.

Jasvinder Gakhal said: “I am excited to be joining the Auto Trader Board. Auto Trader is a progressive, digital business that is well placed to build on its success as the UK’s largest automotive platform and I look forward to being part of that journey.”

About Auto Trader

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. Our marketplace sits at the heart of the vehicle buying process, with the largest number of car buyers and the largest choice of trusted stock. Auto Trader exists to grow both its car-buying audience and core advertising business. It will change how the UK shops for cars by providing the best online car buying experience, enabling all retailers to sell online. We aim to build stronger partnerships with our customers, use our voice and influence to drive more environmentally friendly vehicle choices, and lead an inclusive and diverse culture in our industry. Auto Trader was listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is a member of the FTSE 100 Index.

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