Director & Club ChairmanRegister & Area Liaison
I joined the JDC in 1985 when I bought my first Jaguar – a Series 3 E-Type. I have been an active member for most of the intervening years and, today, wear a number of hats including that of Club Chairman. I also organise many of our JDC tours and make regular contributions to our excellent monthly magazine, Jaguar Driver. I initiated and still help maintain the JDC’s enviable Facebook presence and until recently, was chairman of the Club’s South Staffordshire Area 41 for nearly 20 years.
I am passionate about the Jaguar Drivers’ Club and committed to ensuring that it meets the needs of our members for many years to come. Working with my fellow Board members, I have helped introduce a number of innovations. As well as a magazine that stands head and shoulders above those of most car clubs, we have a new and user-friendly website and our member services continue to grow.
Since acquiring my E-Type, I have added an XJ Coupé to my collection, while my daily driver is an XJ X350. I attend most JDC events and many classic car meetings as well so, if you see me, please come and say hello!
DirectorCommercial Director & Concours Liaison
My enthusiasm for cars began at an early age with Corgi models in the 1950s. By the age of 17, I owned my own vehicle and then worked my way through a variety of cars that were definitely old but not considered classics at the time.
I graduated to Jaguars in 1990 when I bought a 3.8 Mk 2 manual/overdrive. I joined the Jaguar Drivers’ Club and met Harold Mayer, who kindled my interest in concours. He enrolled me in the Mk 2 Register, I joined the committee and have been an active member ever since, offering technical advice.
Over the past 20 years, my work has taken me all over the world, on business improvement projects of various types. I have always driven Jaguars and have had five in total, four of which I still own. In recent years, I have become more involved with the Club, supporting many of the main events. I joined the JDC Board in October 2018 and, as Commercial Director, am applying my managerial skills to the business administration of the Club. I am also Concours Liaison Officer for all JDC Registers.
My stable of Jaguars consists of a Mk 2, my daily drivers – an X300 Sovereign and an X351 XJL Portfolio – plus a Series 3 E-Type 2+2, which is currently being restored.
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DirectorJLR and JDHT Liaison & Modern S-Type Register Chairman
I have been a Jaguar fan since I was very young. I was just seven when my dad bought a two-
year-old S-Type – a 1967 3.4-litre. The car was stunning and I'm glad to say that it never
appeared in The Sweeney, so it remained in immaculate condition.
The family allegiance later turned to Daimlers and I still own the last one my father owned –
a 1978 Sovereign, which he bought in 1981. My dad was a member of the JDC for many
years and as a teenager, I remember attending many Club events. When Dad finally passed
away in 1995, I took over the care of the Daimler and joined the JDC.
I bought my first new Jaguar in 2000 – a 3.0-litre S-Type with manual transmission. Since
then I have owned three more new S-Types and still have the last one – a Radiance Red 2007
S-Type R, which some of you might know as 'Kitty'.
I took on the role of Modern S-Type Chairman and News Correspondent in March 2020 and I
am still working to develop the Register. Kitty helped lift the profile of the group by winning
the JDC Champion of Champions Trophy at the NEC's Lancaster Classic Motor Show in
I joined the Board in March 2022 and look forward to supporting the other Directors in
helping our membership enjoy these fantastic cars and preserve the heritage of Jaguar and
Daimler cars for future generations to enjoy.
EditorJaguar Driver Magazine
I joined the JDC in the early 1980s and was a Director of the Club for a number of years. My background as a senior editor on leading motoring titles, including Autocar and Classic and Sports Car, made me the obvious candidate to take over as Editor of Jaguar Driver in 2018 and since then, I have broadened the scope of the magazine and overseen its redesign. I also played a key role in rebranding the Club in 2019.
My love of cars goes back to my childhood, driving across America in 1958 with my parents and travelling all over Europe in the family Mk 2s. However, it was a trip to Earls Court in 1961 to see the E-Type being unveiled that sealed my future relationship with Jaguars. My late husband Jim and I had a ropey old Series 2 E-Type and a number of XJs, but the car that stole my heart was BOO – the white Series 1 roadster he bought in 1980. It is still my most prized possession and these days it shares a garage with my XJ8 and my 420.
Apart from editing the magazine, I act as Communications Officer for the Club, assist with the website and Facebook pages, and attend most major JDC events.
I have loved Jaguars since I was a young man and have owned several of these fine cars over the years, including a 3.8 Mk 2 which reached the finals of the Jaguar Drivers’ Club’s Champion of Champions concours twice at the NEC. I currently own two Jaguars – an X300 and an XK8 – both modern classics.
Following an engineering apprenticeship, I joined a production engineering company where I remained for the rest of my working life. I rose to become Group Managing Director, a role in which I gained a wealth of experience as a business manager. One of the companies in the group supplied parts to Jaguar Cars.
I have had around 10 XJ6s over the years and it’s still my favourite model. I joined the Jaguar Drivers’ Club in 2004 and developed a particular interest in concours. I became Chairman of the Mk 1 & 2 Register and, over the past five years, have also worked closely with my fellow Directors, attending JDC events, enrolling new members and selling merchandise on the Club stand. I joined the Board in October 2018 and, as Financial Director, I have put my years of management experience to good use for the benefit of the Club and its membership.