Management team

Andy Bruce, Chief Executive

Andy Bruce

Andy joined the Group in 2000 and was appointed to the Board in 2002. In March 2010 he was appointed as Managing Director of the Motor Division  and Chief Operating Officer in March 2013. Andy became Group Chief Executive on 1st January 2014.

Nigel McMinn, Chief Operating Officer

Nigel McMinn

Appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 2017 Nigel originally joined the Group and the Board in August 2013, as Managing Director of Lookers Motor Division. Nigel is a Chartered Accountant, latterly as Chief Executive of Benfield Motor Group and previously in senior positions with Pendragon plc and Reg Vardy plc.

allan Rushforth, Managing director

Appointed as Managing Director in January 2017, Allan was previously Corporate Vice President of Global Sales for Nissan.  Prior to Nissan he held a variety of senior roles with Hyundai including COO of Hyundai Motor Europe and has held a variety of other senior roles both internationally and in the UK.   

Robin Gregson, Chief Financial Officer

Robin Gregson

Robin was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2017. A Chartered Accountant, Robin joined the Group in May 2009. Previously Group Finance Director of Cardpoint plc and CD Bramall plc, whom he joined from Deloitte.

Phil White CBE, Chairman

Phil White CBE

Appointed in September 2006 Phil was Chief Executive of National Express for nearly 10 years until 2007. He is also Chairman of Kier Group plc and The Unite Group plc and a Non-Executive Director of Stagecoach Group plc.

Tony Bramall

Tony Bramall

Appointed in June 2006 Tony was Chairman and Director of CD Bramall plc until February 2004.

Bill Holmes

Bill Holmes

Appointed in June 2008 Bill was previously managing partner of the Leeds office of BDO Stoy Hayward, whom he joined in 2002 from Arthur Andersen where he had been a partner since 1988. Prior to joining Arthur Anderson he qualified as an Inspector of Taxes with HM Revenue & Customs.

Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Richard was appointed in February 2014. Currently a Non-Executive Director of Unite Group plc and previously an Executive Director of Talk Talk. Prior to Talk Talk's demerger with Carphone Warehouse Group plc, Richard spent 18 years with the retailer and held various positions including Managing Director for Europe and COO of the UK Business.

Sally Cabrini, Non-Executive Director

Sally Cabrini

Appointed in January 2016, Sally is currently Business Services Director for United Utilities with responsibility for information technology and human resources. She joined United Utilities in June 2007 as HR Operations Director and previously held a number of senior roles with Northern Foods Plc.

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