Steve Shepherd

A qualified accountant with strong interpersonal skills and commercial know-how developed through a long career in the automotive sector.

28 years with Volkswagen Group (VWG) United Kingdom Limited at board and senior level across many disciplines.

Particular expertise in dealer network development, also experience in sales operations, logistics and people development as well as earlier financial positions.

Major achievements include leading on strategic relocation of VWG parts logistics operation to Dordon, managing VWG sponsored dealer programme, and redesign and implementation of SKODA UK Network strategy; also worked in SKODA Auto CZ international team developing new European standards.

Retired early from VWG to take up non-executive and operational support roles with medium-sized motor retail groups.