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Trusted Customer Service

Over 6 million tyres sold annually

Delivering to over 6000 UK tyre retailers

Same day delivery available

THE RIGHT PEOPLE

The Board

Mr. Yutaka Kuroda

SRI Senior Executive Officer, Member of the Board & Non Executive Chairman

Mr. Yutaka Kuroda has been General Manager of Europe & Africa Regional Headquarters at Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. since March 30, 2016. Mr. Kuroda serves as Senior Executive Officer and Director at Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. and served as its Executive Officer.

Duncan Wilkes

Vice Chairman

Duncan joined Micheldever in December 2013. Previously he has worked as Chairman of Andrew Page one of the UKs largest distributors of parts to independent garages, prior to this he led a Management Buy In of Nationwide Autocentres in 2006 continuing as CEO after the business was acquired by Halfords in 2010. His role before this was as Group Managing Director responsible for all business to business activities at the RAC.

Jon Cowles

Chief Executive Officer

Jon joined Micheldever in 2007 as Acquisitions Director and became Group Finance Director in April 2012 before taking on the role of group COO in 2019 and now CEO in May 2020. Prior to joining the tyre industry Jon spent 10 years working in the Corporate Finance sector, working on M&A transactions in both the private and public equity markets in the UK and overseas.

Will Goring

Chief Financial Officer

Will joined Micheldever in January 2020. Prior to this he was Group Financial Controller at Gama Aviation plc, the AIM listed business aviation services company and before that worked in a variety of group and operational roles at the FTSE 100 engineering group, Halma plc, including Chief Accountant and Finance Director of the Elevator Safety Division. Will also worked at Just-Eat, the online takeaway company in its pre-IPO growth-phase, which he joined after completing his training as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte LLP.

Simon Hiorns

Retail Director

Simon joined Micheldever as Retail Director in June 2007 and has built the retail business from 16 centres to close to 160. The Protyre network delivers best in class customer service (the only Trust Pilot 5 star rated national operator) as well as exceptional financial returns. For the first 18 years of his career Simon worked for J Sainsbury Plc becoming a Regional Manager. Simon then worked for Travelrest Services where he was Operations Director for Little Chef/Travelodge during the successful sale process to Permira and following a three year period working for Bourne Leisure as Operations Director for their hotel chain Simon joined Micheldever.

Dave Haddock

Logistics Director

Dave started his career in Logistics as a Wincanton graduate trainee straight from university and has held a number of senior management roles with Tibbett & Britten, Homebase, Iceland and B&Q. As the Director of Logistics getting each of the 6 million tyres handled each year to the right place, first time in the most efficient way possible drives the Logistics strategy on a daily basis.

Graham Mitchell

Wholesale Director

In a 17- year career in the tyre industry, Graham has acquired extensive experience across both UK and European markets. Graham joined Micheldever in 2019 from Cooper Tire, where he held senior management roles that included sales director for UK and Western Europe and UK and Northern Europe sales director.

Angus Smith

Commercial Director

Angus joined Micheldever in January 2012 and re-structured the Purchasing, Pricing functions and introduced a heavy onus on Business Development. He previously spent 23 years at Continental Tyres, in various management roles ultimately as Sales Director for the UK and ROI over the latter 10 years, where he took them from being ranked 4th to market leader in that period.

Aly Baxter

HR Director

Aly has acquired HR & Leadership experience across both the UK and European markets. Having joined Micheldever in May 2018 moving from the position of Talent Director from within the Automotive sector Aly has reshaped the HR Service and started to implement a group wide People Agenda. Being FCIPD qualified and having over 25 years of HR experience Aly enjoys shaping and developing HR teams & Services to partner with the business to deliver what's required.

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