The head of the Jaguar Land Rover engineering department, Nick Rogers, will be stepping down from his position after 37 years with the company. Rogers took on this role in 2015 and led the brand’s team in developing key models such as the I-Pace and Defender.
As announced on his LinkedIn profile, Rogers stated “For over 37 years, it’s been an honour to work with such an incredible team of people to engineer and launch some of the most desirable vehicles in the world. The most recent launches of the New Defender and New Range Rover especially, as tech disrupters, are a testament to how the JLR family has transformed and grown – the resilience, the determination and the pioneering passion is incredible.
“Today, after almost four decades, it’s time to hand over a stronger than ever technical team, with a pioneering passion to keep creating disruptive products in this ever-changing world.”
He joined Land Rover in 1984 as a technician apprentice. Here, he focused on body engineering and vehicle testing. He then took on the role of vehicle line director for Land Rover until he went on to being appointed as Jaguar Land Rover’s executive director of product engineering.
His successor is yet to be confirmed.