Leader, Speaker, Businessman, Strategist, Adventurer, Author
Kevin Gaskell built his career in the construction, chemical and automotive industries. He was appointed Managing Director of Porsche GB at the age of 32. In 5 years his team rebuilt the brand and turned a business close to bankruptcy into the UK’s most profitable car company.
He moved to BMW as UK Managing Director where he led the company to 4 years of record growth and a 500% increase in profitability. He was recognised as one of the ‘top 40 leaders under 40’ in the UK.
In 2000 he left BMW to found a dotcom, epyx Limited. Quickly becoming the market leader for automotive e-commerce, the company was sold to a private investor in 2008.
From 2001 – 2007 he was also CEO of EurotaxGlass’s in Switzerland where his team integrated 30 businesses to create a world leader in electronic automotive data before leading a €500 million sale of the company.
He now acts as Chairman to a number of growing companies, one of which, Achilles Limited, was recognised as the UK’s best private equity investment performance of the year. Another was listed as the 7th most innovative company in the world.
He has played international cricket but now relaxes by playing in a rock band. He celebrated his 40th birthday climbing on Mount Everest. With his son he has walked to both the North and South Poles and climbed some of the world’s highest mountains to raise funds for cancer research.