Commercial Director, AUTO TRADER
Ian joined Auto Trader in 2017, with over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. In his current role, he is responsible for leading Auto Trader’s relationships with automotive manufacturers, lenders as well as franchised retailers to ensure value and revenue for them in new and used car sales. Since joining Auto Trader, Ian has also been central to the growth of its new car business and also championing the environmental agenda within the company and externally.
Prior to joining Auto Trader, Ian worked at Volkswagen where he was Director of Sales Operations in the UK. He also spent 16 years at Renault-Nissan where, among other senior management roles, he was Managing Director of Renault Retail Group, responsible for 25 Renault and Nissan dealerships. He also held various international roles in marketing, after-sales and e-business at Renault’s headquarters in Paris. Ian holds a BA (Hons) from Loughborough University in Economics, Politics and French, and an MBA from IMD-Theseus Institute in France