US – As vice-president Government and Industry Relations, Chris Marchand will direct the company’s interactions with governments and industry associations across North, Central and South America. He will take up the role on November 7.

Marchand will report to Joe Eberhardt, president and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America, and Helen McLintock Global Corporate Affairs Director, JLR. He will be based in Washington.

Eberhardt said: “Chris has a broad level of industry experience, including with our brands, our retailers and our North American sales and service operations. He will be a critical part of our senior leadership team representing Jaguar Land Rover on major legislative and industry efforts at a critical time in our company’s global growth.”