MEET THE TEAM - JOHN CLARK MOTOR GROUP


At John Clark Motor Group, we firmly believe in investing in our staff. Our team continues to grow with over 1,300 employees now driving our business forward.

When dealing with John Clark Motor Group you will find our staff have received high levels of training whether in-house or through manufacturer training programmes and continually strive to achieve Motor Industry Customer Service excellence.

Each and every department within the group plays a vital role. A varied workforce from Sales to Customer Service, Auto-Repairs to Marketing combine their knowledge and expertise to ensure your customer experience is exactly how you would like it.

Interested in joining the John Clark Motor Group team? Please visit our recruitment site to find out more about current opportunities available within the group.



JOHN CLARK OBE - GROUP CHAIRMAN

John Clark OBE is Group Chairman of John Clark Motor Group which he founded back in 1976. John has a lifelong association with cars, his early motor trade experience was with manufacturers, dealers, distributors, and motorsport companies. His first dealership was Lothian Sports Cars in Edinburgh selling Lotus, Scimitar and Aston Martin vehicles. John’s early business results were achieved alongside a successful motorsports career as a BMW 323 driver. In later years he also raced successfully in the British Touring Car Championships as well as winning countless trophies in Historic Racing Championships.


Today, John oversees an ever expanding group including Audi, BMW, BMW Motorcycles, Jaguar, Land Rover, MINI, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Volvo, Volkswagen Commercials, Nissan, Renault, and Dacia across 37 sites which all form part of the John Clark Motor Group portfolio spread across the East of Scotland from Edinburgh through to Elgin in the north. John continues to be very involved, working hands-on, to deliver great service for all customers and providing advice to ensure the continued growth and success of the group. John was honoured in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours, being awarded an OBE.


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Chris Clark

CHRIS CLARK - GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR

Chris' passion for the motor industry started from an early age with an interest driven from a childhood surrounded by vehicles as a result of John Clark's longstanding involvement in the motor industry and Scottish motor racing community. Chris’ background inspired his application for a university placement at BMW.

Chris’ placement within BMW’s aftersales marketing team led to his ongoing employment with the brand where he worked for 10 years in a number of key management positions within sales, marketing, and customer service functions. Success in these roles led to Chris being employment as product manager for BMW’s 1 series and 7 series where he successfully oversaw high-profile product launches.

Chris made the move from car manufacturer to car retailer in 2007 joining the John Clark Motor Group as Business Development Director, later moving to Group Managing Director. His previous experience allowed him to build close links with manufacturers helping grow the group’s portfolio from 8 to 13 brands and staff from 600 to 1,300. His responsibilities included: Implementation of the group’s growth strategy, management of all site developments and refurbishments, ownership of financial targets and responsibility for Sales, Human Resources, Training and Aftersales functions.

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ALAN MCINTOSH - GROUP FINANCE DIRECTOR

Alan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Before joining the motor trade in 1991, he trained with and rose through the ranks to become a manager with a leading accountancy and audit firm.

His thirty years of motor trade experience covers a variety of accounting positions with two other dealer groups plus field management roles with two manufacturer franchises and then John Clark Motor Group.

Having initially joined us in 2006 as Group Finance Manager, Alan was promoted to become our Group Finance Director in 2013 as well as then group wide Company Secretary in 2016. His key duties include central treasury management of cash flow and vehicle funding facilities plus dealership performance reviews as well as property management and legal support services.

Alan Mc

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JONATHAN INMAN - FRANCHISE DIRECTOR - JAGUAR, LAND ROVER

As the Franchise Director for our Pentland Jaguar and Land Rover businesses, Jonathan is ultimately responsible for the six Land Rover and four Jaguar businesses within our group.

A veteran of over 20 years in the motor industry working with brands such as BMW and starting his career journey as a sales executive.  Jonathan continually progresses and drives our Pentland businesses, ensuring our colleagues are not only at the top of their game, and provide the highest level of customer service.

Since his arrival some 5 years ago, Jonathan has overseen the launch of our new 'arch concept' sites in Elgin, Dundee and Edinburgh East.



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PAUL LANNI - FRANCHISE DIRECTOR - VOLKSWAGEN, CLARK COMMERCIALS & VOLVO

Paul is ultimately responsible for our three Volkswagen dealerships located in Aberdeen, Dunfermline, and Kirkcaldy. Paul is also responsible for our Clark Commercials van operations in Edinburgh and Aberdeen along with our two Volvo businesses located in Edinburgh and Dundee.  Paul joined the John Clark Motor Group as a Brand Manager in 2006 and has been in the motor industry over 31 years, starting his journey as a trainee sales executive.

In 2015 Paul oversaw the re-development of the Kirkcaldy dealership to the latest Volkswagen Retailer Concept and in 2016 the Aberdeen re-development also took place. This ensures our customers have an extremely satisfying journey when buying and servicing their vehicles at any of our award winning dealerships.

Paul continually progresses Specialist Cars Volkswagen, ensuring that staff are not only at the top of their game, but also at the forefront of customer service, product development and that they are aware of any new technological developments and brand standards. This approach has consistently resulted in the John Clark Motor Group being recognised within the top three Volkswagen retailers in the UK.

Paul Lanni

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ALAN ROBERTSON - FRANCHISE DIRECTOR - AUDI

Alan has been in the motor industry with a career spanning over 20 years starting his journey as a sales executive.

Alan joined the John Clark Motor Group as a Used Car Sales Manager with BMW Aberdeen and quickly worked his way through the ranks with brands such as BMW, Seat, Skoda and Audi.

In 2015 Alan oversaw the move of Aberdeen Audi to its new and prestigious home at Balmoral Business Park and the re-development of our sister Audi Centre in Dundee.

Alan has developed an outstanding relationship with his managers and the teams at both businesses and each centre offers a wealth of experience which lends itself to delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction, something he is passionate about and is reflective of the brands that he oversees.


AL EDWARDS - FRANCHISE DIRECTOR - BMW, MINI, MOTORRAD, SKODA, SEAT

Al has been in the motor industry with a career spanning over 15 years starting his journey as a sales executive.

Al joined the John Clark Motor Group as Head of Business for Pentland Land Rover Newbridge, Edinburgh. In 2019 Al was appointed Franchise Director for the BMW, MINI and Motorrad Division. In 2020 the SEAT & Skoda businesses were added to his remit.

Al has nurtured and developed an outstanding relationship with his management team and staff alike. His experience, leadership and tenacity help deliver an outstanding customer experience for the brands he is responsible for.

2021 will be a busy year for Al who will oversee BMW Tayside move into their new state of the art dealership on Kings Cross Road.  Exciting times for BMW in the City of Discovery.

Al Edwards - Franchise Director

Gerry McQuillan

GERRY MCQUILLAN - FRANCHISE DIRECTOR - RENAULT, DACIA, NISSAN, MOTORCHOICE

Gerry has been in the motor industry with a career spanning over 10 years. Gerry's career journey began as a sales executive where he quickly moved through the ranks to Sales Controller, Sales Manager, Branch Manager and Dealer Principal.

Gerry joined the John Clark Motor Group as Head of Business for Renault and Dacia and within a year had added the Nissan business to his remit. In 2021 our Motorchoice businesses in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth were added to Gerry's remit.

Gerry has developed an outstanding relationship with his team who strive to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction.


JULIE JAMIESON - DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Julie has been in the motor industry with a career spanning over 25 years, fifteen of these have been with our Group. Julie began her career as a Service Advisor working with Mercedes-Benz. Having completed a degree in Marketing & Business Management Julie moved into a Marketing Role working with a diverse and varied range of brands.

Julie has a wide understanding of our business and the motor industry having worked as a Marketing Executive and Head of Dealer Marketing. Julie is very hands on and operationally aware. Julie along with her team is responsible for delivering the groups marketing strategy. Over the years Julie has built strong relationships with our dealership teams which have served both parties well.

In 2019 Julie’s remit extended to collaborating closely with our Customer Engagement Centre to deliver our aftersales booking and contact plan. In January 2021 Julie was appointed Director of Marketing & Communications bringing all her experience and insights to the role.

Julie Jamieson

Niral Patel

NIRAL PATEL - DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & INSURANCE

Niral has been in the motor industry for over 25 years and started his career as a graduate trainee accountant. He then moved on to a number of sales related roles before focusing his career in the Financial Services sector of our industry.

Niral went on to become a Director for Finance and Insurance at several well established dealer groups before joining John Clark in December 2021. He brings a wealth of experience not just in the traditional areas of Financial Services but also the digital and e-commerce area in this sector. Niral is committed to delivering value driven products to compliment a vehicle purchase as well as introducing new opportunities for John Clark customers to benefit from.

Although he lives in London, Niral is a regular at sites and enjoys working with the teams in supporting them to deliver a great customer experience in assisting their finance and insurance requirements.

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Louise Rogers - HR Director

Louise has been in HR for over 20 years and worked for our John Clark BMW dealership in Dundee, 25 years ago.  She has worked supporting and delivering HR based in locations in Scotland, London, and Atlanta supporting wider teams across the world in places such as India, Singapore, and UAE.  

Louise has been a Director of HR across a diverse range of businesses before joining John Clark in March 2022.  She has worked across engineering and manufacturing, financial services, and retail industries.  She brings this experience and insight not just in HR but across IT software development and start-ups.  She is always driving to ensure that the experience our employees receive is the same as our customers to reinforce the culture. 

Louise lives in Dundee, meaning she is ideally placed to be out and about in all our locations understanding our colleagues to improve and support the growth and development of our team. 

Louise Rogers
Our Company Values
Our Company Values
passion
passion We are committed in everything we do and take pride in our roles knowing that we are always striving to be the best we can be with the goal of being leaders in our industry.
Responsible
Responsible We care about what we do, our colleagues and our customers: while being accountable for our actions, learning from our mistakes, and most importantly recognising and celebrating success.
integrity
integrity We are honest and work hard as a team to uphold the high standards that help us to achieve an exceptional customer experience in a positive working environment.
dependable
dependable We ensure our colleagues and customers have confidence in us and that we always do what we said we would do. We deliver on our promises. We are trustworthy. We are transparent.
enterprising
enterprising We encourage ourselves and our colleagues to show initiative, pursue growth and change to develop personally and improve the business.