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01 June 23 Company news

New Chair Designate announced


Auto Trader Group plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Davies as a Non-Executive Director, Chair Designate, and member of the Nomination Committee.

This appointment comes after an extensive search and selection process. It is part of the company's long-term succession planning, as Ed Williams, the current Chair, will complete his third three-year term in 2024.

It has been a privilege to serve as the Auto Trader Chair throughout our eight years as a public company and I look forward to watching the Company's continued progress."

Ed Williams

Matt will officially join the Board on July 1, 2023. Subject to shareholder approval, he will then assume the role of Chair of the Board and Nomination Committee after the conclusion of the Company's Annual General Meeting on September 14, 2023. Ed Williams will not stand for re-election at the 2023 AGM and will step down as a Director from that date.

Auto Trader is a great company and I am delighted to be taking on this role in a business with such a strong sense of purpose. I am excited to work with the Board, Nathan and the wider team to deliver on this over the coming years."

Matt Davies

Matt brings a wealth of experience to the table, having served as CEO of Pets at Home, Halfords, and Tesco UK&ROI. He is currently the Chair at Greggs plc, a position he has held since August 2022. He has also served as the Chair of N Brown plc and as a Non-Executive Director of Dunelm Group plc.

In addition, he holds the position of Chair in privately owned businesses Hobbycraft and Travel Counsellors.


I would like to thank Ed for his huge contribution to Auto Trader's strategy, business and culture over many years. I look forward to working with Matt who brings a wealth of UK retail, digital and brand experience and is a great fit with both the Board and organisation."

Key spokesperson

Nathan Coe

Chief Executive Officer




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