Mike Wright was appointed to the new position of Executive Director, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in December 2010, a role created to focus on the development of corporate strategies to deliver the company’s growth ambitions. His direct responsibilities include leadership of Group Strategy; Global Financial Services; worldwide Government Affairs; Corporate & Social Responsibility and the new Individual Products division.
Mike Wright began his career in the automotive industry at Rover Triumph in 1975. He has held a variety of senior sales and marketing positions in a number of international markets - including four years in Germany - working at different times for Rover, Land Rover, Jaguar and Jaguar Land Rover under the ownership of BAe, BMW, Ford and now Tata. He has been a member of the JLR Executive Committee since 2002 responsible for a number of sales & marketing assignments until his current corporate role. Mike was one of the executives responsible for leading the transition of the worldwide commercial activities from Ford Motor Company to Tata following the latter's purchase of Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008.
Mike is Chair of CBI West Midlands Council, a director of EEF Ltd and chairs the Advisory Board of Aston Business School.