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
Finance Director

Joined Ford Retail - August 1997

Career History

Stuart joined Ford Retail as a Trainee Accountant. He quickly progressed into the role of Accountant for the Truck Division & Uxbridge, a position which he held from 1999-2003. He subsequently held a number of positions within the group, including Financial Controller for Surrey, West London & Alperton from 2003-2006 and Regional Financial Controller positions from 2006 onwards. He was appointed Finance Director in November 2013, when he joined the Board.

Financial management, control and reporting, IT, insurance, purchasing, legal and property.

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.