Jaguar Land Rover has officially unveiled Rawdon Glover as its new managing director as part of as restructure of the brands’ global marketing, sales, service and public relations functions.
As exclusively reported by AM on Monday (May 21) Jeremy Hicks will remain with the business to take up a new position of global market performance director.
Anthony Bradbury global marketing communications director has been appointed to the position of UK marketing director with Scott Dicken taking up the role of UK sales director as part of the changes, effective from July 2.
Glover said: “I am delighted to be taking the role of managing director for Jaguar Land Rover UK at such an exciting time for the industry.
“There is so much opportunity to take advantage of with the advent of our electric revolution alongside the introduction of exciting new vehicles and continued development of our retailer network. I can’t wait to get started.”
Glover has held senior director roles in the Volkswagen Group in sales, marketing, aftersales in the UK and overseas markets during a career in automotive spanning 19 years.
He joined Jaguar Land Rover in 2013 and for the last five years has held the position of Global director for services.
Hicks said: “It has been a privilege to help shape the future of Jaguar Land Rover in its home market during such a strong phase of growth and positive change.
“We have achieved so much over the past six and a half years and I have had the honour to work with a first-class team.
“I’m also delighted to be taking on this new global assignment at a time when we are seeking to capitalise on the many opportunities presented to us to develop our performance across the world.”
Jaguar Land Rover revealed in a statement issued today that, under the leadership of Felix Brautigam, board member of Jaguar Land Rover and chief commercial officer, a new global commercial function is being formed, organised into five core functions: Customer Experience, Product Marketing, Market Performance, Customer Service and Planning.
Fiona Pargeter, currently global PR communications director, is appointed to the new position of customer experience director, responsible for all marketing communications, experiential marketing, customer insights and PR.
Jeremy Hicks is appointed to the new position of market performance director, leading network development and standards, the Jaguar Land Rover Network training Academy and all revenue streams, including fleet, business and approved pre-owned vehicle sales.
Richard Shore, currently serving as Jaguar Land Rover China chief financial officer, is appointed to the new position of planning director, responsible for launch and volume planning, strategy and all aspects of the customer journey.
Finbar McFall retains his position as product marketing director, with an increased remit for new business models.
The manufacturer said that regional directors will continue to report to Felix Brautigam, however Bob Grace OBE, currently regional operations director for Europe, has announced his intention to leave the business in the summer.
He is being replaced by Dmitry Kolchanov, currently regional director for the overseas region.
Additionally, Helen McLintock, global corporate affairs director, will now report directly to Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Dr Ralf Speth and retain responsibilities for corporate affairs, Government affairs and the responsible business function.