27 January 2021

Gaydon, 27 January 2021 — Jaguar Land Rover CEO Thierry Bolloré today announced the appointment of Professor Gerry McGovern OBE, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Creative Officer to the Board of Management.

In October 2020 McGovern was appointed to the new executive position of Jaguar Land Rover Chief Creative Officer, signalling the vital importance of Design leadership to Jaguar Land Rover’s future.

As Jaguar Land Rover continues to transform its business at pace and redefine its strategic direction, this crucial addition to the boardroom further emphasises the vital importance of creativity to the ongoing prosperity of Jaguar Land Rover.

Gerry's expanded Chief Creative Officer accountabilities include leadership of the Design functions of both Jaguar and Land Rover, enhancing and developing the character, distinction and personality of each with his usual passion and energy. Also, to continue to elevate and protect our two great brands, Gerry’s role will now include creative direction across all of Jaguar and Land Rover’s global visual communications, ensuring a consistent look and feel, befitting each of their distinctive characters. Gerry’s innovative and pioneering approach will continue to influence and inspire us all, as well as enriching the experience of customers around the world.

Thierry Bolloré
Jaguar Land Rover CEO

McGovern is a critically acclaimed figure in the world of Design and his role in the transformation of Land Rover cannot be overstated. From the 2010 ground-breaking Range Rover Evoque to the compelling Land Rover Defender, McGovern has defined and delivered a whole new generation of Range Rover, Discovery and Defender vehicles.

In his new role McGovern’s recognised creative mindset along with his business acumen will also take on the curation of the Jaguar brand with a remit to redefine its future.

It is an honour to be appointed to the Jaguar Land Rover Board of Management, and to be given the opportunity to lead my team in the creative reimagining of Jaguar as well as continuing the transformation of Land Rover. I remain convinced of Design’s true value to build brand equity while ultimately enriching the lives of our customers.

Professor Gerry McGovern OBE
Jaguar Land Rover Chief Creative Officer

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About Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands. Land Rover is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles. Jaguar is one of the world’s premier luxury marques, as well as being the first ever brand to offer a premium all-electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE.

At Jaguar Land Rover we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, providing experiences people love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe and in 2020 we sold 425,974 vehicles in 127 countries.

At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and soon to be opened Battery Assembly Centre. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. Three of our seven technology hubs are in the UK – Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London – with additional sites in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Changshu, China.

We have a growing portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid vehicles, as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines, giving our customers even more choice.

We are confident that our comprehensive strategy, exciting pipeline of market-leading vehicles and innovative approach to technology and mobility will see us continue to progress towards Destination Zero, our mission to shape future mobility with zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion.