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Nigel Fletcher joins the Motability Foundation as new CEO

Monday, 26 February 2024

We're excited to announce that Nigel Fletcher has joined us as our new CEO at the Motability Foundation.

He brings with him a 25-year career across the private sector along with eight years as a trustee for two charities and his own lived experience of disability.

A wealth of experience

Nigel has previously held senior roles at both Tesco and Pets at Home. His most recent charity trustee experience was with a national social care charity.

He said: “I’m excited to be joining the Motability Foundation and being part of such a passionate and committed team.

“I have a lived experience of disability as I’ve lived with a serious visual impairment since birth which restricts my ability to travel.

“It is vital for disabled people to be able to access transport so they can make the journeys they choose, and I’m looking forward to using the full range of my experience to help the Motability Foundation deliver an even greater impact.”

Commitment to improving the lives of disabled people

Charles Manby MBE, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Motability Foundation said: “We are delighted to appoint Nigel Fletcher as our new Chief Executive Officer.

“The Governors were very impressed with Nigel’s extensive experience from a number of senior roles, as well as his personal values and commitment to improving the lives of disabled people.

“I would also like to thank Barry Le Grys for his leadership and determination over the past four and a half years.

“Barry has been a tremendous leader of the Motability Foundation, showing empathy at all levels, developing people and creating a mutually supportive team spirit. 

“He had led a number of new initiatives which are helping us to support more disabled people than ever.”

“My disability is my greatest asset”

Talking about his disability, Nigel said: “My visual impairment impacts me in many ways but most notable is the impact on my mobility. However, I would also say that my disability is also my greatest asset as it’s helped me become a better person and a better leader.”

Nigel will succeed our former CEO, Barry Le Grys, who is leaving after four and a half years in the role at the end of March 2024.

Learn more about our Executive Team and how we are governed.