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CV: Paul Newton

Paul Newton, Managing director, Car Care Plan & Motors Insurance Company.

 

How did you get in to the automotive business?
Through motor-related financial services companies before joining Car Care Plan.

What does your job entail?
Leading 240 staff and selling and administering more than a million warranty, GAP and related products worldwide each year.

How will your job change over the next few years?
Car Care Plan will continue to expand its geographic reach, its customer numbers and its financial results.

Other jobs?
See above.

What advice would you give to young people joining the industry?
Get a broad experience in all aspects of the business.

What’s the worst career move you’ve ever made?
An internet start-up that failed.

And the best?
Joining Car Care Plan five years ago has allowed me to develop from financial management into a general management role.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
At the head of the world’s leading provider of vehicle warranty and related products.

Favourite book
Band of Brothers.

Favourite holiday
Mountain biking in Thailand.

Favourite film
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Favourite music
Coldplay.

First car
A bright yellow Hillman Avenger.

Dream car
Aston Martin Vanquish.

Luxury item
My Trek road bike.

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