LKQ CFO joins Automotive 30% Club

LKQ Euro Car Parts has announced the CFO Annick Jourdenais has become a patron of the Automotive 30% Club.

The Automotive 30% Club was set up to improve the gender balance in the automotive industry, specifically by filling at least 30% of key leadership positions in its member organisations with diverse women by 2030.

Jourdenais said: “Encouraging and enabling talented women to progress up the automotive career ladder isn’t just the fair, moral thing to do – it’s also good for business. Gender-diverse groups make better decisions, and form companies that are more likely to succeed. And in times of unprecedented technological and regulatory change in automotive, the need for strong, effective, diverse leadership is arguably greater than ever.

“I’m incredibly proud to be working alongside likeminded peers to increase female representation in our industry. Together, we can pave the way for more women to successfully develop their careers, improve the way the automotive sector is perceived, and ultimately, better serve our customers.”

The news comes after a busy week for LKQ Euro Car Parts to mark International Women’s Day, which included celebrating inspiring women in different roles right across its business. Meanwhile, free LKQ Academy training courses have also been made available to female technicians to support more diverse talent in the aftermarket.

Julia Muir, founder of the Automotive 30% Club & CEO of Gaia Innovation, said: “I am very pleased to welcome our new member Andy Hamilton CEO and Patron Annick Jourdenais CFO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, to the Automotive 30% Club. LKQ Euro Car Parts is the UK’s leading distributor of car and LCV parts and has 280 branches, also trading through Arleigh Group and LKQ Coatings, so will represent a significant widening of the reach of our campaign into the aftermarket.”