Executive management

Mr. Dave Hobday

Chief Executive Officer

Dave Hobday is RAC’s Chief Executive Officer.  He joined RAC in February 2017 from Worldpay UK the payments company where he was MD for 5 years.  He has previously worked at BT, Telewest, HBOS and Procter & Gamble in areas covering operations, customer service, marketing, sales and technology.

Mr. Richard Fairman

Chief Financial Officer

Richard joined RAC in 2011 at the time of Carlyle’s acquisition of the business and has been promoted to CFO from his former role of Director of Group Finance. Richard’s previous experience includes CFO roles at Central Trust plc, a sub-prime mortgage broker/lender and Virgin Money Group, at the time a financial services intermediary business. Richard is a chartered accountant who qualified with Ernst & Young and who subsequently worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Manager.

Mr. Robert Templeman


Mr. Templeman is Chairman of the Board of Directors. He joined RAC in September 2011 from Debenhams where he was Chief Executive Officer for eight years. His previous roles also include Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Halfords, Chief Executive Officer of Homebase and Harveys Furnishing Group and Chairman of the British Retail Consortium. Mr. Templeman is also Chairman of the Gala Coral Group and has a number of charitable interests.