Our Patron

Avril Palmer-Baunack

Avril has over 20 years of executive experience with leading businesses in the UK automotive, support services, industrial engineering and insurance services sectors. Through a number of high profile industry roles, Avril has acquired significant experience of delivering operational improvements and implementing business turnarounds, executing organic and acquisitive growth strategies and a track record of delivering shareholder value in a public environment.

Avril has also held a broad range of executive roles throughout the automotive industry, with experience in companies engaged in vehicle salvage, car hire, auctions, transportation, distribution, logistics, vehicle processing and infrastructure.

Avril was previously Executive Chairman and Deputy CEO of Stobart Group plc, one of the largest British multimodal logistics companies with interests in transport, distribution and infrastructure. Prior to this Avril was CEO of Autologic Holdings Plc, the largest finished vehicle logistics company in the UK and Europe. She joined Autologic from Universal Salvage Plc, where she held the position of CEO from March 2005 until the sale of the company to Copart UK Ltd in June 2007.