Wed, Jun 20, 2018 12:00 AM
Citroën's top boss, Linda Jackson, has been named the most influential and inspirational woman in the British car industry after topping a poll of 100 female automotive leaders.
The list, compiled by Autocar and the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders, recognises excellence in all areas of the industry. In addition to Jackson topping the list, there were seperate awards in design, product development, communications, Government affairs, manufacturing, purchasing, sales - brand, sales - retail, marketing and human resources.
“It’s an honour and testament to the hard work from everyone at Citroën that has helped build on what has been such a successful few years,” Jackson said after receiving the award.
“There is a huge wealth of talent in the sector and it’s a truly exciting industry to be a part of, especially as automotive is one of the most pioneering industries when it comes to future technology. I hope this Autocar award inspires even more women to pursue a career in this industry at all levels.”
In her four years as CEO at Citroën, Linda Jackson has overhauled the design, engineering, marketing, car naming policy and much of the range, leading to a 22% rise in European sales.
In awarding the top prize to Jackson, Autocar editor Mark Tisshaw said: “The car industry needs more Linda Jacksons; she’s not only a role model, but an example to women wanting to work in the car industry that the sky is not the limit if you have the talent and determination.”
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