IMI chief shortlisted for leadership award

Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has been shortlisted for the Association Leadership Award in the annual Association Excellence Awards.

The awards recognise the essential work that associations, trade bodies, unions and professional organisations conduct on behalf of their members.

The achievement is testament to nearly a decade’s tireless support Nash has devoted to the motor industry in his role as CEO of the IMI, during which the take-up of EV skills training has increased markedly, helping to support the government’s 2030 decarbonisation programme.

He also kickstarted the IMI’s Diversity Task Force in 2021 to help employers and employees in the automotive sector learn more about the moral and economic benefits of diverse working environments.

He said: “It is a real privilege to be shortlisted for this award alongside leaders from immunology and pharmaceutical trade bodies who have played such a massive part in getting our nation back on its feet following the pandemic. The automotive sector undoubtedly made its own contribution to keeping the country moving during Covid-19 and I’m delighted that the award judges have recognised the critical role the motor industry plays in the UK economy.

“I am proud to continue playing my part in delivering the professional standards that help our sector contribute £36bn Gross Value Added to the UK economy. As we move forwards I will continue to champion the importance of professionally competent technicians to support the evolution of the motor industry and the growth of the sector, whatever challenges may lie ahead.”