WHO WE ARE
MEET THE TEAM AT AUTO VIVENDI
Auto Vivendi is the world’s largest and longest continually-established supercar club. Operating in London since 2005 as écurie25, the Club was rebranded as Auto Vivendi in 2014. Under the guidance of the current management team since 2010, the Club has consolidated its position as market leader in providing both ‘fractional-use’ access to supercars, as well as running events and experiences that immerse both members and corporate clients alike into the desirable and exhilarating world of supercars. The Club exists to help members live life to the full and to enable them to enjoy the thrill of living a supercar lifestyle with maximum ease, but without the significant financial burden usually associated with supercars and this way of life.
In 2014, Auto Vivendi acquired Vmax200, the UKs leading provider of top-speed driving events as well as Club GT, a leading supercar club specialising in the provision of ‘modern classic’ supercars.
RICHARD L THOMAS
"Bungee jumper & wannabe global pop star."
Richard is a globe-trotting Chartered Accountant who has swapped his days of bungy-jumping in Greece and working for PwC, for life in the fast lane at Auto Vivendi! Richard’s dream is to host an event which combines champagne, cars, and singing, so don’t be surprised if you get an invite to the first AV Karaoke Evening at some stage – the rest of the team advise you to politely decline! His favourite car still remains the Ferrari 430 Spider, because nothing will ever lessen the joy of his first Ferrari experience driving along Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
"Life is tough... I used to be an oil broker."
Craig is a former city oil broker who also founded Vmax200 the supercar top speed event. Craig’s favourite drive was a hoon to Monaco in his classic Porsche 911, although his favourite top speed run was a 225 mph blast down a runway! Craig runs the club’s auto events and our marketing and social media. Craig lives on an island and actually believes he could be the next short Welsh James Bond.
"I'm not old, I just have more stories than everyone else"
Simon rejoins the club after spending the last two years in the British Superbike Championship running the sponsorship activation for a championship partner. He’s a committed two wheeled fan but his love for four wheeled supercars and racing holds no bounds, spending his career in motorsport publishing and travelling the world, including a six year spell in Tokyo and two years at Aston Martin Racing. Away from cars and bikes Simon enjoys rugby, his RIB and pies.
KASIM ‘KAS’ HUSSAIN
"My other job is as a Forex Trader."
Kasim ‘Kas’ Hussain started working for the Club in 2013 as a delivery driver, after leaving his previous job of chasing criminals and building ties with the community whilst working for the Metropolitan Police. Kas fell in love with the Club and the great team that make it happen (we are not fooled and know it’s all about the cars!), and he is now responsible for keeping our supercar collection in pristine condition and ensuring the smooth-running of member bookings. Some say he has the dream job and that he was born with a full beard, all we know is that he is called Kas…
TRACK CLUB AND EVENTS MANAGER
"A true supercar enthusiast and racetrack adrenaline junkie"
Natalie joined us from McLaren having spent the last few years frequenting the race circuits of the world. Natalie now runs our events and track club and is learning to love the other toys in the AV Collection although we suspect her true love will always reside in Woking!
JOCELYN 'JOSS' FUTRILLE
EVENTS & EXPERIENCES
"Helping people around the world spend their kids' inheritance."
Joss re-joined Auto Vivendi in 2014 after plying her trade around the world for the last 4 years, running a sister supercar club in New York as well as helping to launch Clubs in Australia. As so often happens with birds who have been released in the wild, Joss found her way home and is now safely back where she belongs – in the Auto Vivendi Events & Experiences team! Joss’ favourite car is the 458 Spider because like her, it’s highly tuned and expensive to maintain – the perfect fit for the Club then! Oh and she likes horses.
"I'm only 19"
James, the most recent addition to the team, handles all our design needs! When he’s not fixing up PDF’s or tampering with the website, James spends his time scaling mountains and climbing sheer cliff faces. At the age of 19 he’s got a while to wait until he’s behind the wheel. Rumour has it he has a clock counting down to his 25th birthday…
After a year of working with us, Lucy still gets confused when we ask her how Jonny is.. That says it all. Our 19 year old darling had her first ever driving lesson in a Ferrari (it had to be done!) and luckily she survived and continues to be our book-keeper extraordinaire.
But be warned, we are told (by her, no less!) that her father is huge and is a nutter…