The UK Automotive 30% Club was established in early 2016 by Julia Muir, Gaia Innovation CEO, to bring together automotive manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers. The focus of the club is to work towards having women in 30% of key leadership positions by 2030.
The UK Automotive 30% Club goal reflects that of Gaia Innovation, which is to achieve the best employment destination for every child, and therefore to attain the best employment outcome for women in the automotive sector.
The UK Automotive 30% Club is affiliated to the global 30% Club as the ‘automotive working group.’ The global club has a slightly different goal in that it has the aspirational aim of having women in 30% of board roles in FTSE companies by 2020.
The UK Automotive 30% Club has 23 members, from manufacturing, retailing and affiliated companies.
Manufacturing: Bentley, Ducati, Kia, Mazda, Renault, Toyota, VW Group (Audi, Seat, Skoda, VW)
Retailing: Burrows Motor Company, Group 1 Auto, Imperial Commercials, Inchcape, Jardine Motors Company, Lookers plc, Thurlow Nunn, TrustFord, Vertu plc
Affiliated Companies: ASE, Auto Trader, Carwow, Enterprise, Gaia Innovation, The IMI, Loughborough University