Meet the Team

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Leo Mansell – Managing Director

Motoring is in Leo’s blood and that is why he does what he does!  He opened the garage in 2014, with a small team.  Over the years he has seen the business grow and has won a number of accolades from Mitsubishi.  In January 2018 Leo facilitated the take over the Jersey Hyundai Franchise which has enabled the business to provide more choice to their current customer base.

Leo loves cars and when he was younger used to race, starting in karting and progressing to Formula Three as well as racing at Le Mans in 2010 where he co-drove a Ginetta-Zytec GZ09S with his brother Greg and Father, Nigel.

Leo now focuses on the strategic aspects of The Mansell Collection and in his spare time spends time with his family or can be found on the golf course.

Jayne Coppin - Operations Director
Jayne Coppin FCIPD – Operations Director

Jayne joined the Mansell Team in October 2018 as Operations Director. She has a wealth of knowledge working as a Head of HR within the Finance, Professional Services and Commercial Sectors.

Jayne began her career working in retail management in the UK before moving to Jersey in 1998. As well as being a highly skilled HR practitioner Jayne has a passion for Organisational Development and improvement processes as well as seeking out business development opportunities. It is with these strengths that she has joined us to develop our business strategy, vision and goals and further enhance the growth of the Mansell Collection.

In her spare time, Jayne enjoys playing golf at La Moye Golf Course in Jersey, where she is a member. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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Daren Butcher – General Manager

Daren joined the Mansell Team in July 2018 as General Manager. He has over 30 years’ experience working within the Motor industry in Jersey, starting his career at Georgetown Garage in 1998. Over the years Darens role’s have included Valet, Display and Preparation Manager, Accredited BMW and Mini Sales Executive and more recently General Manager at Motorama Bisson. In addition, Daren has worked for Blackhorse Finance as a Senior Account Executive. As General Manager for The Mansell Collection Daren oversees the day to day running of our operations and is a member of the Senior Management Team.

In his spare time Daren enjoys cooking, having previously been a chef before joining the motor industry.

Karl Knight – Aftersales Manager
Karl Knight – Aftersales Manager

Karl joined the Mansell Team in 2017 as Parts & Warranty Manager, he was promoted to Aftersales Manager in April 2019.

Since joining the motor industry in 2006, Karl has worked with over 20 major franchises. He has a wealth of experience in Aftersales with previous roles including a Parts Manager, Workshop Control, Warranty Manager, and Service Advisor as well as managing a tyre company. Karl enjoys completing training programmes and has attained over 110 qualifications and certificates for parts, warranty and aftersales.

In his spare time Karl is an avid Nottingham Forest and Motorsport fan and he enjoys spending time with his family.

Brian Hamilton – Sales Executive
Brian Hamilton – Sales Executive

Brian joined The Mansell Team in December 2017 as Sales Executive. With over 25 years working in the motor trade. He owned Carnesseour Motor Sports for 10 years which was previously the site of The Mansell Collection. Brian’s experience is in buying and selling cars, he is a self-professed ‘Petrol Head’. In his spare time Brian is actively involved with the Jersey Motoring Festival and Jersey Rally.

Christian Coutanche - Aftersales Advisor
Christian Coutanche – Aftersales Advisor

Christian joined the Mansell Team in June 2019 as Aftersales Advisor. With over 20 years experience within the motor trade working as a technician, He previously worked at St Helier Garages and more latterly at Jacksons and Motormall. He has experience of many different brands including Volvo, Skoda, VW, Seat and Ssangyong. In his spare time Christian enjoys all outdoor activities including, walking, football, fishing and kayaking.

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Julie Salmon – Finance Assistant

Julie previously worked for Jersey Hyundai and became part of the Mansell Team in January 2018. Her background is in bookkeeping. Julie has experience in many areas, the motor industry in Jersey being one of them, having owned her own small garage with her husband for a while and before that her own Business Services Company.

In her spare time Julie helps her husband organise the Jersey International Motoring Festival, she paints, enjoys history, gardening and spending time with her family.