SMMT Structure

Communications and International Department

The SMMT Communications and International Department manages the Society’s external communications activities, working with our members and key stakeholders to promote UK automotive domestically and internationally. SMMT Communications and International also manages key industry events such as the Commercial Vehicle Show, the International Automotive Summit, SMMT Test Day, SMMT Connected and the SMMT Annual Dinner.

The communications team handle press requests for interviews, filming and comments on industry issues, as well as providing information and data about the UK’s automotive industry.

The international team ensures that UK automotive companies make the most of international business opportunities, by organising UK representation at key automotive trade shows and exhibitions around the world. For more information, e-mail the international team.

For press enquiries please e-mail the SMMT Press Office.

Media Team

Emma Butcher

Emma Butcher

Head of Communications (maternity leave)

Call Emma 07880 191825 E-mail Emma

Karen Parry

Acting Head of Communications (maternity cover from Jan 2021)

Call Karen 07708 480889 E-mail Karen

James Boley

Senior Communications Manager

Call James 07927 668565 E-mail James

Paul Large

Senior Digital & Brand Manager

Call Paul 020 7344 9206 E-mail Paul

Paul Mauerhoff

Paul Mauerhoff

Senior Media Manager

Call Paul 020 7344 9233 E-mail Paul

Aleona Krechetova

Senior Press Officer

Call Aleona 020 7344 9215 E-mail Aleona

Daniel Zealander

Press Officer

Call Daniel 020 7344 1667 E-mail Daniel

Events & Communications Team

Anna Farnell

Anna Farnell

Senior Events and Communications Manager

Call Anna 020 7344 1632 E-mail Anna

Julia Lo Presti Ventura

Events and Communications Project Manager

Call Julia 020 7344 9229 E-mail Julia

Clare Balch

Claire Balch

Events Manager

Call Claire 020 7344 1636 E-mail Claire

International Team

Ruta Aisthorpe

Ruta Aisthorpe

Head of International and Events

Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Senior International Manager

Frances Woodman

Frances Woodman

International Manager

Pamela Mathers

Events Co-Ordinator

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