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Cambria appoints Paul McGill and William Charnley as non-executive directors

Cambria Automobiles has appointed Paul McGill and William Charnley to its board as non-executive directors with immediate effect.

McGill has spent 30 years in the motor retail sector.

He was most recently head of projects at Lloyds Banking Group, where he was responsible for promoting the Black Horse Consumer Finance brand across the group, leading new business initiatives and recruiting key individuals to the business.

He also served as head of motor finance (South) at Black Horse, a position he held from 2009 until April 2016.

Before this he was head of distribution at Bank of Scotland Dealer Finance for 18 years where he was responsible for an external sales force of approximately 150 home based sales and sales managers.

Charnley is currently a partner at King & Spalding International in the corporate practice, a position he has held for more than four years.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, disposals, flotations, private equity transactions and general corporate and securities advice. He advised Cambria on the group’s IPO on AIM in 2010.

He also served as a non-executive director at CD Bramall for four years prior to it being acquired in 2004, before joining the board of Lookers as an alternate non-executive director from 2006 to 2008.

Charnley is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.

Philip Swatman, Cambria Automobiles’ chairman, said: “Paul and William bring to the group a vast amount of experience, knowledge and expertise of the motor retail industry which will complement the extremely strong management team we already have in place.

"I am sure they will prove to be a valuable asset as the Board focuses on enhancing the core operations of the Group’s existing businesses whilst delivering the integration and optimisation of the more recently acquired businesses.”



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