Lookers announces Paul Van der Burgh to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director

– UK, Manchester –  Lookers plc (LON: LOOK), one of the leading UK motor retail and aftersales service groups, today announced the appointment of Paul Van der Burgh to its Board as a Non-Executive Director, effective on 1 April 2021.

“We are absolutely delighted that Paul will be joining the Lookers Board next month. His track record at both Toyota and Ford speaks for itself. He is well known and highly respected throughout the motor industry for all he has achieved in his career. His in-depth understanding of our industry, combined with his extensive experience, will be a great asset to Lookers as we continue to lift the brakes on the business and look forward to the multiple opportunities ahead. Paul’s experience and guidance will be invaluable to us on that journey.” said Board Chairman, Phil White.

Paul will join the Audit and Risk, Remuneration, and Nominations Committees.

About Paul Van der Burgh

Paul is highly experienced in the global automotive industry, having held senior executive positions at leading multinational brands around the world for over 35 years. He spent 15 years at Toyota and Lexus, most recently as the President and Managing Director of Toyota. Before this, Paul held a variety of roles at Ford in the UK and the Americas. Paul has also been an Executive Director of the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders.

Paul Van der Burgh said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Lookers Board at a very exciting time for the business. Having spent most of my career with major global manufacturing brands, I really appreciate the importance of a strong, well-located dealership network. I am also well aware of the changing dynamics in the market, not least through electrification and digitization, where Lookers can further enhance its proposition and prosper in the current environment.”

For more information: http://www.lookers.co.uk/

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