Ford Retail Meet the Board

Sharon Ashcroft
HR Director

Joined Ford Retail - August 2005

Career History

Sharon has extensive HR experience in multi-site, retail businesses; having held positions in organisations including Personnel Manager GT News, Gamestation and CODA. She joined Regional HR Manager for Yorkshire in August 2005 and was promoted to HR Manager for North and Central within 2 years. Having subsequently held the position of Head of HR for the Group, she was appointed HR Director in September 2013, at which time she joined the board. Sharon also sits on the Board of Trustees for the automotive charity, Ben.

Overseeing the HR function for the business, including Health & Safety, Internal Communications, Learning & Development as well as Pay & Reward and Pensions.

Stuart Mustoe
Chief Executive Officer

Joined Ford Retail - August 1997

Career History

Stuart joined Ford Retail as a Trainee Accountant back in 1997 post graduating from Brunel University with a BA Hons in Business. He quickly progressed through the finance team holding various roles as Accountant / Financial Controller in London before taking the National lead for Finance within the Group November 2013 saw that appointment to the Board of Directors as Finance Director alongside his ACCA qualification. In early 2022 he held the position as Finance Director & Acting Chair / CEO. He was then appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 1st March 2023

Operational excellence and strategic outlook

John Leeman
Director of Dealer Operations

Joined Ford Retail - April 2005

Career History

John began his career as a parts apprentice, working his way up to managing Commercial Vehicle Operations. He joined Ford Retail as Regional Director for Yorkshire in April 2005, subsequently taking on additional responsibility for the Warrington and Manchester region. In January 2013 he took on responsibility for the Birmingham region, before being appointed into his position as Operations Director for the group in April 2013, at which time he joined the board.

Operational management, development and sales results of retail, commercial vehicle, Aftersales and bodyshop operations.

Shaun Glanville
Chief Financial Officer 

Joined Ford Retail - March 2023

Career History

Shaun has worked in a number of different Finance roles over a career spanning 35 years.  Previous roles include time in Spain as Finance Director and then as Plant Controller in Valencia, Head of Internal Audit for Ford of Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa, and as Finance Director, Ford of Britain. Shaun’s most recent role was as Controller Profits and Operations, Ford of Europe.  Prior to appointment Shaun was a non-Executive Director on the TrustFord Board for three years.

Finance, Audit, Legal and IT

Jon Williams
Chair of Ford Retail

Joined Ford Retail - March 2023

Career History

After 7 years as Vice President Sales, Ford of Europe, Jon Williams was appointed General Manager. Ford Blue, Europe in April 2022. 

Between 1990 and 2002 Williams held a variety of positions in marketing, sales & after sales in Ford of Britain before moving to Ford in the US where he served in Global Product Marketing and then as Vice President Marketing for Land Rover North America.

By the end of 2002, Williams moved to Toyota as Marketing Director for Europe. Subsequently he was appointed Commercial Director of Toyota Great Britain, followed by President & Managing Director, Toyota Great Britain. From 2013 to 2015, Williams was Senior Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Motors in the United Arab Emirates running the Toyota, Lexus and Hino Distributorship and their wholly owned retail networks. Williams re-joined Ford in October 2015.

Jon was born in Berkshire, England in 1967 and is married with three sons. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology in Management and Chemical Sciences.

Governance of the Ford Retail Board and Leadership Team