Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

9 September 2021                                                       

LOOKERS plc (“Lookers” or the “Group”)

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Lookers plc, one of the leading UK motor retail and aftersales service groups, is pleased to announce the appointment of Oliver Laird as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 15 November 2021.

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Oliver is a seasoned CFO, with strong experience across a range of public and private businesses. Since 2017, he has been CFO at CPP Group plc, the listed multinational financial services business. Previously, he was Finance Director with First Direct Bank, Cooperative Insurance and UK General Insurance Limited, bringing an in-depth understanding of the provision of financial services to retail customers.

Mark Raban, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“The Board is delighted to welcome Oliver to the Group, who brings strong and relevant experience. This is a crucial role for Lookers and in Oliver we have found the right blend of skills, cultural fit and experience to make a real impact on the Group’s continued future success. I am really looking forward to working closely with Oliver moving forward.”

Oliver Laird, CFO Designate, commented:

“I’m really excited to be joining Lookers. There is a really strong team in place and the sector is in a fascinating period of change and development. I look forward to joining and being a part of the next chapter for the business.”

The Company confirms that there is no other information which would require disclosure under Listing Rules 9.6.13(2) to 9.6.13(6) inclusive in respect of Oliver Laird.



Mark Raban, Chief Executive Officer                                                                    0161 291 0043


MHP Communications

Tim Rowntree / Simon Hockridge                                                                          020 3128 8789


The Company is registered in England at Lookers House, 3 Etchells Road, West Timperley, Altrincham WA14 5XS.  Company registration number 00111876.  LEI number 213800TSB8PJEACDAV33

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