About Us

We are a dedicated and highly experienced team who deliver first class customer engagement programmes to a diverse range of companies in a number of industry sectors. We offer clients a range of services and products supported by a full service market research agency and consultancy environment.

Our company lives by the following values: We are: Passionate, Creative, Caring, Honest and Responsive.

Find out more about our talented team here:

Paul Turner

Executive Chairman

Paul Turner is the executive chairman of the APD Group and managing director of APD Australia. Paul is widely regarded in Europe as a pioneer in the development of online customer experience programs and business intelligence reporting. Paul has been responsible for the creation and development of APD’s award-winning customer experience platforms.

He is a keen golfer and rugby union fan as well as a regular visitor to the Isle of Wight.

Kathryn Courtenay-Evans

managing director APD uk

Kathryn Courtenay-Evans is APD UK’s managing director. Kathryn oversees the UK business on a daily basis and is responsible for growing the utility and non-automotive client base.

Kathryn, previously commercial director of the business, joined the team after spells as global insight director, board director and managing director for a number of well know research consultancies. She has spent more than 20 years in the research industry. She is mum to 2 lively children and a Labrador, and collects antiques when she has time. 

Karl Fisher

client services Director

Karl Fisher is APD’s client services director, responsible for supporting  existing customers and growing new automotive client opportunities. He will also be identifying and implementing client change based on research project findings.  

Karl worked as an internal analyst for a large car dealer group and was client information manager for the world’s largest vehicle auction group before joining APD as operations director. You will find Karl cycling in Richmond Park when he is not spending time with his young family.

Andrew Skelhorn

Research Director

Andrew Skelhorn is APD’s research director and has been in research for nearly 20 years. He has the lead and oversight on APD’s research projects and programmes; ensuring they meet the highest professional standards of research. He works closely with client and third-party agencies to deliver research, as well as developing APD’s key policies and ensuring ethical procedures.

He has an interest in local history and geology, as well as organising charity events.  At weekends he can normally be found either fell running, mountain biking or wild swimming.

Rob Whalley


Rob Whalley is a director of APD Global Research and has over 30 years experience within the automotive and research industries. He is in regular touch with clients and manages the PR and marketing of the group. He is also the conduit for developing relations with the Leasing Broker Federation.

He held the role of managing director in a number of automotive and insight businesses before joining APD in 2015. Rob is a keen golfer and dog walker and is often seen supporting England at Twickenham whenever he can.

Imogen Coote

Data Executive

Imogen Coote is our data executive and has almost 20 years’ experience in the research sector, from managing research projects to the associated in-depth analysis and interpretation of results. In her role with APD, Imogen helps support day-to-day client requirements, including writing survey and interview scripts, reviewing and loading survey data.

In addition to working for APD you will find her juggling the demands of her teenage daughter and their cat, indoor house rabbit and Puggle (half Pug half Beagle).

Mark Hughes

Finance Director

Mark Hughes is finance director of APD Global Research and has over 30 years’ experience in leasing, fleet management and research organisations . He provides strategic financial advice to the Board and also heads up APD’s newly created Compliance Solutions division which focuses on assisting business to comply with FCA guidelines.

Mark has held director positions in both multi-national and SME businesses. 

Mark is a keen soccer fan and enjoys walking and going to the cinema.

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