BEN appoints new Chairman

Employment & Skills | South East | Transport & Distribution

Ben, an independent charity and dedicated partner to the automotive industry, providing support for life for its people and their family dependents, has announced the appointment of Steve Nash as Chair of its Board of Trustees.

Steve has served on Ben’s Board since September 2014 and takes over as Chair from Robin Woolcock who has held the position for four years. Robin, who was formerly Managing Director of Volkswagen Group (UK) Ltd, has been a long-standing Board member for Ben. He remains a trustee, chairing the Board Committee that oversees Ben’s Health and Wellbeing work.

As current CEO of the IMI, Steve brings a wealth of experience in the motor industry to his new role as Chair.

Steve has worked in the motor industry, in both the retail and manufacturing sectors, since graduating in 1977. Steve joined BMW in 1986 and was a Director of the company from 1997, including a period as Group Aftersales Director, looking after the Rover and Land Rover brands.

Steve was Chair of the IMI for five years, before becoming President in November 2009. In 2012 he joined the IMI as Chief Executive Officer. Steve will work closely with Zara Ross, Chief Executive, to lead the organisation and head up its Board of Trustees.

Zara Ross, Chief Executive at Ben, said: “We are delighted that Steve has taken up the role as Ben’s Chair. Steve is renowned for his strategic leadership, experience and depth of knowledge of the automotive industry, which will be invaluable as the sector embarks on a period of significant change. Steve will play a significant role in helping Ben progress to the next level of its transformation.”

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