CarGurus MD joins Automotive 30% Club

UK managing director of CarGurus Amanda Symonds has joined the Automotive 30% Club.

The club is a voluntary group of MDs and CEOs from automotive manufacturing, retailing, and supplier companies dedicated to improving gender balance across the automotive industry.

It aims to fill at least 30% of key leadership positions in the member organisations with women by 2030.

Symonds said: “At CarGurus, inclusivity and belonging are central focuses of our culture and strategy. We strive to nurture an environment where everyone has equitable opportunities to grow and thrive within a workplace that empowers employees to show up as themselves and do their best work together.

“We believe this leads to better outcomes for our business, employees, and customers, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with a respected organisation such as the Automotive 30% Club which embraces a shared vision behind the value of fostering diversity and inclusion. I am honoured to be a part of this important initiative and look forward to supporting this work within the UK automotive community.”

Julia Muir, Automotive 30% Club founder and CEO of Gaia Innovation, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Amanda Symonds, Managing Director of the automotive marketplace CarGurus to the Automotive 30% Club. Her strong commitment to inclusive leadership and culture will be a valuable addition to our member group, and I shall look forward to working with Amanda and her team to ensure automotive is a sector where women will thrive.”