JLR names permanent CEO for three-year term

Adrian Mardell

Jaguar Land Rover has announced the appointment of Adrian Mardell as its Chief Executive Officer.

Mardell has held the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer since November 2022 after Thierry Bollore resigned due to personal reasons, having been CFO and a member of the luxury car manufacturer’s board of directors for three years prior. He has signed a three-year contract for the position.

Richard Molyneux, former McLaren Automotive finance chief has also had his role as CFO made permanent. It follows on from Molyneux’s six years as finance director in operations at JLR.

Adrian Mardell, new Chief Executive Officer at JLR said: “It has been my immense privilege to lead JLR over the last eight months and I am proud to be appointed Chief Executive Officer of this fantastic business which has shaped me over the last 32 years. We have the right vision and people to deliver our Reimagine strategy and I am honoured to lead JLR on the journey ahead.”  

The news comes after JLR’s owners Tata announced plans to open an electric vehicle battery plant in Somerset, with the backing of £500m worth of government funding.

JLR has seen wholesale volumes up by 30% in the first quarter after seeing an improvement in microchips and other supply constraints.