Aston Martin reveals new CFO

Aston Martin has announced the appointment of Doug Lafferty as chief financial officer.

Lafferty is currently the CFO of FTSE 250-listed fuel retailer Vivo Energy and previously spent three years as CFO for Williams Grand Prix Holdings and 16 years in a range of senior finance and leadership roles at British American Tobacco.

He will be appointed to the board as an executive director in summer 2022.

Lawrence Stroll, executive chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda, said: “I am extremely pleased to be welcoming Doug Lafferty to Aston Martin.  His experience as a FTSE 250 CFO, his work for the Williams racing team and his multinational experience make him a phenomenal addition to our leadership team.  On behalf of the board, I would like to reiterate our thanks to Ken Gregor for the significant role he has played at Aston Martin Lagonda and for his continued hard work and dedication.”

Tobias Moers, chief executive of Aston Martin Lagonda, said: “Doug is a high-calibre CFO who will be a fantastic asset to Aston Martin and is going to be a great fit for our team.  I look forward to working closely with him when he joins the business this summer.”

Lafferty added: “This is an exciting time to join Aston Martin, with the company establishing a stunning product pipeline, a renewed culture of operational excellence and a world-class leadership team.  I look forward to playing my part in this new era for Aston Martin under the leadership of Lawrence and Tobias.”