MotoNovo Finance managing director Karl Werner to play “active part” in promoting diversity after joining the Automotive 30% Club.
Werner is the latest business leader to pledge his support to the group, founded by Gaia founder and AM Awards judge Julia Muir, which is campaigning for at least 30% of key leadership positions in member organisations filled with women from diverse backgrounds by 2030.
"Having worked in Automotive retailing and motor finance all my working life, I'm hugely pleased that one of my first actions as managing director of MotoNovo is to join the Automotive 30% Club,” he said.
“This is an organisation that not only truly understands our market but also provides inspirational leadership and energy that will make a positive difference to our industry.
“I eagerly look forward to playing an active part to ensure I meet the objectives of the Club."
As part of MotoNovo’s commitment to the Automotive 30% Club, its head of motor major accounts, Debbie McKay, has been named as the business' '30 by 30' strategy leader.
Werner became MD of MotoNovo last month after chief executive Mark Standish left the business as part of a restructure of the business.
Standish had led the business for over 22 years, taking the organisation from under 1% market share to over 20%.
Werner’s desire to join the Automotive 30% Club reflects the commitments already made by MotoNovo to supporting diversity and inclusion, as Muir acknowledged.
She said: “It's my pleasure to announce that Karl Werner MD of MotoNovo Finance Ltd, one of the largest lenders in the UK used car finance market, has joined the Automotive 30% Club and becomes our third member from the finance and leasing part of the sector.
“It is evident that MotoNovo has already made great progress in terms of female representation and so will be a valuable voice in the Club, and we will be able to support them further on their journey to wider diversity and inclusion.”