Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) SMMT is pleased to announce the appointment of Emma Butcher as Senior Media Manager.Emma has a wide range of experience in the automotive industry and is well-known to many in the automotive world from her previous roles as Consumer Editor at What Car?, Editor of Car and Accessory Trader and editor of member publications at the Retail Motor Industry Federation. She has most recently worked at Bell Pottinger on a variety of automotive and other commercial accounts, covering everything from media relations to events and government-facing reports.Mike Hawes, Chief Executive of the SMMT, said, “With many high-profile issues affecting the automotive sector, this is an exciting and challenging time for SMMT and our members. Recognising this, and the continuing need to improve our media and broader communications operation, the role of Senior Media Manager has been created and I am delighted that Emma has accepted the position. Her broad experience and media knowledge will be invaluable in helping us promote the industry as one of the UK’s success stories.”Emma Butcher said, “I am honoured to be joining SMMT, to represent and help support the British automotive industry at such an exciting period of growth and change. The opportunity to play a part in promoting a sector that is investing so heavily in the UK economy, and one that is leading the field in technological innovation and intelligent mobility, is an enormous privilege.”Emma will join SMMT on 5 January 2015. The announcement of the new SMMT Director of Communications and International will follow in due course.