Inchcape plc announced the retirement of Nigel Stein as Chair of its Board of Directors and the appointment of Alison Platt as a Non-Executive Director. Alison joins the Board on 2 January 2024 and will succeed Jerry Buhlmann as Senior Independent Director in May 2024. Nigel, who has been the Chair since 2018 and a Board member since 2015, will be standing down at the AGM, given his nine-year term as a member of the Board will come to an end during 2024.

Jerry has over 40 years' experience in the media and advertising industries and was formerly CEO of Aegis Group plc and Dentsu Aegis Network. Jerry is currently Chair of private equity-owned digital marketing agencies - Dept, Croud Limited, and Hybrid and is also a member of the Supervisory Board of ServicePlan GmBH. Alison currently serves as chair for Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC, and will join as Chair of Hargreaves Lansdown in early 2024.

She also serves as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee for Tesco, and as Chair of Ageas UK, which is unlisted. She previously held senior leadership positions at Countrywide Group Ltd., where she was CEO, BUPA and British Airways Plc as well as Chair of Legal & General Financial Advice and Non-Executive Director at Cable & Wireless Communications plc and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.