Tony Walker CBE DL, Managing Director, Toyota Motor Europe London

Tony joined Toyota Manufacturing UK (TMUK) in 1990, as one of the first employees and played a fundamental role in the establishment and development of the company. From 2001 to 2010 he worked at Toyota Motor Europe in Brussels, holding various positions, including European Human Resources Vice President. From 2010 he was Deputy Managing Director of TMUK, retiring at the end of 2017. Currently he is Managing Director of Toyota Motor Europe’s London Office.

Tony is actively involved in national automotive sector affairs: he is President of the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the trade association for the automotive industry, and is Chairman of the Business Environment and Skills Group of the UK Government/Industry Automotive Council. He is the Business in the Community (BITC) Prince’s Ambassador for Responsible Business in the East Midlands, a Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire and is active in the local community where he lives in the Ashbourne area.

Tony has Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Derby and Nottingham Trent. In the 2018 New Year’s Honours list Tony was awarded a CBE for ‘Services to the British Motor Industry’.  

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