Ducati UK joins UK Automotive 30% Club
- Ducati UK joins VW Group brands VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda and Bentley in supporting the UK Automotive 30% club.
- Ducati UK Managing Director Tim Maccabee is the first leader of the motorcycle industry to become a member of the club.
- The club leads a collaborative campaign to achieve a better gender balance within the automotive industry.
Ducati UK is pleased to announce its membership of the UK 30% Automotive Club joining other VW Group brands; VW, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, and Bentley, in fully supporting the aims of the UK Automotive 30% Club, and announcing Managing Director Tim Maccabee as the first leader of the motorcycle industry to become a member of the club. Maccabee has underlined his support of gender diversity as a business imperative.
The club leads a collaborative campaign to achieve a better gender balance within the automotive industry, with the aim of filling at least 30% of key leadership positions throughout the pipeline in the member organisations with women by 2030, through a ’30 by 30’ strategy. The club members strongly believe that more diversity and inclusion lead to a better customer experience and stronger business performance.
The UK Automotive 30% Club is open to CEOs and MDs of companies in the automotive industry such as manufacturers, retailers, and the adjacent businesses.
Tim Maccabee, Managing Director, Ducati UK said “Ducati UK is delighted to join the Automotive 30% Club. Whilst many organisations within the Motorcycle sector, including Ducati, have a gender balanced workforce, the motorcycle market is under represented in terms of the female customer base. By joining the Automotive 30% Club we demonstrate our continuing commitment to gender equality within the company and signal our support to the opportunities within the motorcycle industry.”
Julia Muir, Founder of the UK Automotive Club and CEO of Gaia Innovation Ltd concludes: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Tim Maccabee and Ducati UK to the Automotive 30% Club. VW Group have taken a leadership stance globally to become inclusive in all of their businesses and it is fantastic that Ducati are leading the way in the UK motorcycle industry. I would welcome applications from more motorcycle businesses and the wider automotive sector as our club continues to grow.”
For further information or for details on how to join, get in touch:
Twitter: @Auto30Club / LinkedIn: Automotive Thirty Club / www.Automotive30Club.co.uk
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About the UK Automotive 30% Club
The UK Automotive 30% Club is a working group within the 30% Club. It is a voluntary group of MDs and CEOs from automotive manufacturing, retailing and supplier companies. The club was founded by Julia Muir, CEO of Gaia Innovation Ltd – a social enterprise company which builds relationships between employers, schools and universities. Julia Muir’s vision is to achieve a better gender balance within the automotive industry, with the aim of filling at least 30% of key leadership positions in the member organisations with women by 2030 through a ’30 by 30’ strategy. The ’30 by 30’ strategy takes action to attract, recruit, promote and retain capable and talented women through the organisational pipeline. Members include Ducati, VW Group, Bentley, Mazda, Toyota, Renault, Kia, Jardine Motor Group, Lookers, Vertu Motors, ASE Global, Gaia Innovation, Thurlow Nunn, TrustFord, Carwow, Group 1 Automotive, Imperial Commercials, Inchcape, Burrows, Vantage, and Autotrader. The club also works in collaboration with Speakers for Schools, Institute of the Motor Industry and Loughborough University.