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 1200 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 and Nissan, Renault, Peugeot and Dacia across 35+ 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.

CHRIS CLARK - GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR


Chris Clark ‘s 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’s background inspired his application for a university placement at BMW.

Chris’s 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. Chris’s successes in these roles led to his employment as a 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 1200. 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.

JOHN HILL - FRANCHISE DIRECTOR - BMW, BMW MOTORRAD & MINI


John Hill is our Franchise Director for BMW, BMW Motorrad and MINI. John has been in the Automotive Industry now for over 30 years and within this period he has been able to work with several Premium and Volume brands.

John firmly believes that he is very fortunate to have a dedicated team of colleagues around him at both Aberdeen and Tayside, who are passionately committed to improving the customer experience.

For both John and the team, they believe that their customer focus and engagement over the years, is what creates the difference in their centres and allows both colleagues and customers to enjoy their experience.

JONATHAN INMAN​ - FRANCHISE DIRECTOR - JAGUAR, LAND ROVER



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


As Franchise Director at Specialist Cars Volkswagen, Paul is ultimately responsible for the three dealerships we have in Aberdeen, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy. 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.

ANDREW SIMPSON - FRANCHISE DIRECTOR - SPECIALIST CARS RENAULT, DACIA, PEUGEOT, NISSAN & MOTORCHOICE


Andrew has 28 years’ experience in the motor industry starting as a trainee sales executive selling Fiats in Lanarkshire. Over his career he has worked across several franchises including Fiat, Ford, and Land Rover.

Andrew joined John Clark Motor Group in early 2015 starting off as Dealer Principal at Specialist Cars Nissan Dundee and Perth before moving into his current role as Franchise Director. Andrew’s main responsibilities include delivering high customer satisfaction and business growth. To date Andrew has expanded the Nissan brand to two new sites in Tayside and brought Renault, Dacia, Peugeot and Clark Motorchoice to Aberdeen, all whilst generating consistently strong feedback from customers.

ALAN ROBERTSON - FRANCHISE DIRECTOR - AUDI, SEAT & SKODA


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.