Paul Van der Burgh

Paul Van der Burgh

Interim Non-Executive Chair

Appointed: April 2021

Membership: PLC, LMGL, NomCo, RemCo 

Skills and Experience:

• Highly experienced in the global automotive industry

• Over 35 years’ experience, with senior executive positions at leading multinational brands around the world

Paul has extensive experience in the global automotive industry, having held senior executive positions in Europe and the U.S.  He spent 15 years at Toyota and Lexus, with roles including European Marketing Director, Vice President of Toyota Motor Poland, and head of the Lexus brand in Europe.  Most recently, Paul was President and Managing Director of Toyota (GB) plc, and Director of Toyota Financial Services (UK) plc.   Prior to this, he held a variety of senior roles at Ford, in Europe, the UK and Americas.  Paul was also an Executive Director and Chair of the Car Section Committee of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

As a founding member of the Automotive 30% Club, he is well known and respected throughout the motor industry for all he has achieved in his career.  His in-depth knowledge and understanding of the industry and changing dynamics in the market are invaluable to the long-term sustainability of the Group. 

External Appointments:

• None

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