MotoNovo Finance MD Joins the Automotive 30% Club
MotoNovo Finance MD Karl Werner is the latest business leader to join the Automotive 30% Club the voluntary network of MDs and CEOs from UK based automotive manufacturing, retailing and supplier companies. For Karl, the move represents an important signal of his personal commitment to support and encourage diversity and inclusion across the business and to promote the value of such an approach, as he notes; “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. 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.”
The Automotive 30% Club was founded by Julia Muir to encourage inclusive leadership and achieve a better gender balance within the automotive industry. A central aim is to see at least 30% of key leadership positions in member organisations filled with women from diverse backgrounds by 2030 through a “30 by 30” strategy. Karl’s desire to join the Club reflects the commitments already made by MotoNovo to supporting diversity and inclusion, as Julia observes in welcoming Karl to the Club; “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.”
As part of his commitment to the Automotive 30% Club, Karl has nominated MotoNovo’s Head of Motor Major Accounts at MotoNovo Finance Debbie McKay as the business’ ’30 by 30′ strategy leader. Working alongside Karl and other colleagues, Debbie will be responsible for implementing a ’30 by 30′ strategy and supporting metrics within the business, building upon the positive steps that have already been undertaken.