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This Year's Keynote Speakers...

We are pleased to provide all delegates with a comprehensive array of industry speakers:


Mike Britton Managing Director, Barclays Partner Finance

Mike Britton

Mike Britton is Managing Director of Barclays Partner Finance, a leading Point of Sale Finance provider across UK Motor and Retail markets. Prior to joining Barclays, Mike was Managing Director of Black Horse Personal & Retail Finance.

His career history covers Avco Financial, Standard Chartered and Close Brothers. Mike has been involved in virtually all aspects of consumer and point of sale finance having held roles in Sales, Operations, Business Development, Collections and Recoveries, Product Development, and CRM.

A Henley MBA graduate, member of the Institute of Directors and a qualified pensions scheme trustee, Mike also sits on the Board of the Finance & Leasing Association and chairs the management committee.

Married with two children Mike lives in Chepstow.

Tara Williams Director of iComply Online Limited

Tara Williams

As Director of iComply Online limited, Tara and her team support their motor industry partners in their quest to navigate the rapidly changing compliance landscape.

She has over 20 years’ experience in the motor and finance and insurance industries spanning sales, management, training and joint venture and manufacturer partnership roles with Capital Bank and the Bank of Scotland, before taking time out for family.

Returning to the motor industry at a time of rapid change and confusion in the compliance arena, Tara sought to bring her commercial acumen and risk management capabilities to good use by developing strong partnerships with independent and franchise dealers. Her strong partnership skills and ability to demonstrate the benefits that compliance and risk management can bring to a business make iComply a valued partner.

Tara voluntarily supports The NFDA and its members on matters of compliance and she and her team also manage an Appointed Representative network on behalf of iComply’s parent company AutoProtect garnering cross sector experience and best practice that help shape the tools developed to further benefit dealers.

Tara lives in Essex with her husband and their 3 children.

Barry Holder Director of Digital Marketing & Strategy, Fantastic Media

Barry Holder

A cornerstone of the digital marketing evolution, Artificial Intelligence was once the preserve of the top computer scientists in IBM. But in a few short years brands across a wide range of sectors have been able to tap into an ever-growing pool of services and products designed to enhance consumer experiences and outcomes through the use of advanced technology and data.

While the leading global automotive marques have been early adopters of these technologies in both vehicle design and brand marketing, a wealth of opportunities exist for dealers of all sizes. From using Bots to enhance and automate interactions with prospects, through to marketing automation software, there is a stockpile of useful AI ammunition available to improve customer experience.

Leading Digital Marketing & Strategy operations at Fantastic Media with over 20 years’ experience working with digital technologies for organisations from FIFA to the Co-Operative Group, Barry will aim to provide practical advice and guidance for dealers to maximise the opportunities in AI. He will outline how dealers big and small can foster customer loyalty through enhanced customer experiences and provide a useful toolkit dealers can take-away to help identify the areas that AI could enhance their dealerships.


Website: http://www.fantasticmedia.co.uk/

Gary Hibberd Managing Director, Agenci Information Security

Gary Hibberd

Gary was appointed as Managing Director of Agenci Information Security in 2012 but began his career as an IT programmer back in 1985 and has had a passion for all things cyber related since then. His broad range of experience in almost every discipline in IT means he knows ‘What good looks like’ when it comes to protecting your business and reputation.

He is a published author, experienced and qualified in Information Security & Business Continuity who is a passionate speaker on cyber security and related disciplines.  He is regularly asked to present at conferences and schools to help raise awareness and understanding of real world, business related issues affected by our digital world.

Gary has helped businesses as diverse as the RSPCA to LateRooms.com to improve their security and recovery capabilities across the world and held the role of European Crisis Management Leader for GE Money. He has experience working for local government, legal services, banking and retail sectors.  Gary believes that his breadth of experience has one common denominator – “Data is key to the business and it’s at increasing risk, internally and externally.”

Gary spoke at our conference, which was attended by over 150 of the senior management from across the group. He spoke for an hour and nearly one month later I can still remember much of what he said. There are few speakers out there that could command that level of interest. I thoroughly recommend him as a speaker and on a practical note it will help you both personally and professionally to be more Cyber safe.” – Bluefin Insurance National Sales Director. 

LinkedIn Profile: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/garyhibberd

Website: http://theagenci.com/

Martin Hill Managing Director of DealTrak Ltd.

Martin Hill

As Managing Director of DealTrak Ltd, Martin leads a talented Team focused on positively shaping the F&I sector.

A Law graduate with a strong legal and compliance background, Martin was heavily involved in the general insurance regulation regime in 2005. His career has included senior management roles within organisations including Nat West bank and GE Capital. His skills and experience include areas such as sales, marketing, systems, process improvement, knowledge management, business strategy and corporate governance.

Martin also is a committed semi-professional musician, playing three instruments. He holds an MBA from the OU Business School, and lives near Worcester with his wife and two daughters.


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