Nick Rogers of Jaguar Land Rover leaves the company

Nick Rogers, executive director of product engineering for Jaguar Land Rover and a regular at the leaders of the annual Auto Express Brit list, has announced he will be leaving the company.

Rogers has been with Land Rover for 37 years, starting in 1984 during the British Leyland era as an apprentice in bodywork engineering and working his way up the ranks to serve on the JLR board of directors.

He led the engineering teams that delivered the newly unveiled new Range Rover as well as its predecessor, as well as cars such as the old Auto Express and World Car of the Year, the Jaguar I-Pace and the reincarnation of the Land Rover Defender. He will retire at the end of the year.

Announcing his departure on LinkedIn, Rogers said, “For over 37 years, it has been an honor to work with such an incredible team of people to design and launch some of the world’s most desirable vehicles. The most recent launches of the new Defender and the new Range Rover in particular, as technological disruptors, are a testament to the transformation and growth of the JLR family – the resilience, determination and pioneering passion are incredible.

“Today, after nearly four decades, it’s time to put back a technical team that is stronger than ever, with a pioneering passion to continue creating disruptive products in this ever-changing world.

“My thanks and best wishes for the future to all of the JLR family.”

Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, said: “I would like to thank Nick for these incredible 37 years with our company.

“Over the past decades, Nick has lived, shaped and led much of the history of Land Rover – and Jaguar Land Rover. We wish him every success for the future.

“His successor will be the subject of a later announcement in the coming weeks.”

Likewise, Rogers is expected to make an announcement about its future soon.

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