Nissan women recognised once again in Autocar Great Women 2024

30th April 2024​

An impressive nine women from Nissan were named in the Top 100 Most Influential Women list announced by Autocar Great Women for their 2024 awards.

Nissan has sponsored the initiative for a number of years, celebrating the huge pool of talented women currently working in the automotive industry.

The winners were announced yesterday at the annual Autocar Great Women event in Coventry, where guests were able to meet with leaders from across the industry, and hear from some inspirational women in keynote sessions.

The Nissan women recognised were:

  • Emma Deutsch: Director of Customer Orientated Engineering, Test Operations and DP office at Nissan Technical Centre Europe
  • Carol Jeffrie: Regional Director, Indirect Purchasing (AMIEO region)
  • Helen Perry: Customer Quality & IS Engagement Director (AMIEO region)
  • Diana Torres: Managing Director, Nissan GB
  • Fiona Mackay: Marketing Director, Nissan GB
  • Claire Curtis: Production Control Director, Nissan Manufacturing UK
  • Jennifer Sarah Bolton: Production Director, Nissan Manufacturing UK
  • Nicola Stoker: Director, New Model TdC (Total delivered Cost), Nissan Manufacturing UK
  • Marion Berlier: General Manager, Global Talent Management (Yokohama)

Diana Torres, Managing Director Nissan GB, said:“I’m so pleased to see Nissan so strongly represented in this year’s list of influential women. It's a fantastic initiative from Autocar, and one that we’re very proud to sponsor once again.

“For Nissan women to make up nearly a tenth of the Top 100 is a great marker of progress on Nissan’s journey to establish a truly inclusive equitable and diverse brand, workforce, supply base and dealer network – a true representation of the diversity within our loyal customer base. We believe that Inclusivity is key to unlocking innovation, and we’re committed to continuing this progress.”

Nissan women recognised once again in Autocar Great Women 2024

About Autocar Great Women
Autocar Great Women 2024, an initiative run by Autocar in association with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, honours the stars of the British automotive industry.

The annual awards alternate between recognising rising stars and female leaders in the industry. This year’s event, held on Tuesday 30th April, celebrated the achievements of the most influential women across the motoring sector.

Nissan have proudly sponsored the initiative for seven years.

About Nissan
Globally, Nissan employs over 130,000 staff with 7,000 of those from across sites in the UK, from the design studio in London to the manufacturing plant in Sunderland. Nissan believes that diversity makes us stronger, leading to creative solutions and innovative ways of thinking, which in turn leads to a better customer experience.

Nissan offers a broad range of careers in the UK covering every area in the automotive industry. To encourage more women to pursue the varied opportunities within the automotive industry, Nissan has for a number of years worked on initiatives to engage school-age children. The Nissan Skills Foundation – a scheme to get young people interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) – has reached more than 85,000 children from primary and secondary schools.

It includes a programme specifically for teenage girls called GIMME – Girls in Monozukuri, Manufacturing and Engineering – which offers presentation and engagement opportunities with women in the automotive industry.