Quentin Willson

Conference Chair

Quentin Willson is one of Britain’s best-known motoring authorities. He spent over a decade presenting BBC’s Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson and was largely responsible for bringing the once scandalously high prices of new cars in the UK down to the same level as the rest of Europe. Wiping over £2 billion off the car industry’s balance sheets overnight may not have made him very popular with car makers, but he remains a much-loved champion of Britain’s beleaguered motorists.

He regularly gives government ministers a hard time on the BBC Breakfast sofa, and in 2004 was awarded Motoring Writer of the Year. Quentin is a regular face on all terrestrial, and many satellite TV channels, and is the creator and owner of the Britain’s Worst format, which has been sold in 27 different international territories.

Quentin pens a weekly column for The Sunday Mirror, writes and presents consumer programmes and documentaries, is the author of ten books and has appeared on scores of radio and TV shows.