IAAF chief joins Automotive 30% Club

Chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Mark Field has become the latest member of the Automotive 30% Club.

Founded by Julia Muir, the club is a voluntary group of MDs and CEOs from automotive manufacturing, retailing and supplier companies looking to create fair gender representation by ensuring at least 30% of key leadership positions in the member organisations are held by women by 2030.

Field said: “The Automotive 30% Club is an incredibly important initiative and I’m looking forward to working alongside such a progressive team as their latest member in helping to champion gender diversity throughout the industry. Diversity and inclusivity are values that are fundamental to a successful work environment – fair representation within the workforce is very high on IAAF’s agenda and is essential for strong business growth throughout the wider automotive aftermarket.

“There are so many opportunities for this sector to thrive long into the future and it is therefore imperative that as an industry we work together to ensure that not only do women feel encouraged to enter the automotive aftermarket, but that they play key roles in helping to shape the narrative.”

Muir added: “Mark has recognised that a strategy of increasing diverse female representation has a critical role to play in the future success of the UK aftermarket, and we will work together to inform IAAF members on how to tap into the business benefits of gender balance.”