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Corporate Biographies

Scott Thompson

President and Managing Director, Toyota (GB) PLC

Scott Thompson took up the role of President and Managing Director of Toyota (GB) in January 2024, succeeding Agustín Martín. He joined the company from KINTO Europe, Toyota’s mobility services business, where he was Vice President, Mobility. This followed four years as CEO of Lexus in Australia, his home nation.

Chris Hayes

Director, Lexus Division
Toyota (GB) PLC

Chris Hayes was appointed Director of the Lexus Division on 1 January 2022, moving from his previous role Director – People and Planning. (click on portrait image for full biography).

Mark Roden

Director, Operations
Toyota (GB) PLC

Mark Roden was appointed Sales Director in April 2016. He moved to the role from the post of General Manager, Sales Operations. (click on portrait image for full biography).

Stuart Sanders

Director, Communications and Product
Toyota (GB) PLC

Stuart Sanders was appointed Communications and Product Director on 1 January 2021, succeeding Andrew Cullis following his move to a new position at Toyota Motor Europe (click on portrait image for full biography).

Paula Cooper

Director, ConsumerOne
Toyota (GB) PLC

Paula Cooper was appointed the first Director of Toyota’s ConsumerOne function in August 2016. She brings extensive motor industry experience to the role, having joined Toyota in 1991 in the vehicle supply section. (Click on portrait image for full biography).

Darren Morris

Chief Financial Officer
Toyota (GB) PLC

Darren Morris trained with Shipley Blackburn Chartered Accountants (Shipleys LLP) in London. He left public practice to work for NEC and Psion in the consumer electronics sector before joining Toyota (GB) in 1997 (click on portrait image for full biography).

Rob McKendrick

Director, Customer Services
Toyota (GB) PLC

Rob McKendrick was appointed Director, Customer Services, on 1 January 2023, following Rob Giles’s secondment to Toyota Motor Europe to take up the role of Head of Value Chain (Europe).

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