McLaren Automotive MD to speak at SMMT Summit

30 March 2011 #SMMT News

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has announced that Antony Sheriff, Managing Director of McLaren Automotive, will be one of the headline speakers at the 2011 SMMT International Automotive Summit.

Sheriff will speak on the plenary panel, ‘The changing face of car retailing’, and will explain why McLaren Automotive chose to adopt a franchised dealer network to sell its ground-breaking supercar, the MP4-12C.

Antony Sheriff joined McLaren Automotive as Managing Director in 2003. His responsibilities encompass the design, development, manufacture and distribution of the company’s current and future road cars. Prior to joining McLaren Automotive, Sheriff worked for Chrysler, McKinsey and Company and Fiat Auto in Italy, rising to the position of Vice President Marketing for Fiat in 2002.

McLaren’s MD joins an exciting list of speakers that includes Stephen T Odell, Ford Group Vice President and Chairman and CEO of Ford of Europe. The Summit takes place on 28 June in Westminster, London.

Summit plenary programme:

09:30 Opening remarks
Justin Webb

09:45 Industry keynote speaker
Stephen T Odell

10:30 What UK plc has to offer the global motor industry
Panel debate

11:15 Refreshment break

12:00 Technology: moving towards an ultra-low carbon future
Panel of speakers and Q&A

13:30 Lunch

14:30 The changing face of car retailing
Panel of speakers and Q&A

16:15 Political keynote speaker

17:00 Closing remarks
Paul Everitt

Delegate numbers are strictly limited, and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. To book your place at the SMMT International Automotive Summit, please visit or contact Charlene Harry on 020 8267 5657 or

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Richard Sargood on 0845 450 4195 or

Antony Sheriff - Managing Director, McLaren Automotive

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