Jaguar chief designer leaves in anticipation of brand’s switch to electric vehicles

Jaguar chief designer leaves in anticipation of brand’s switch to electric vehicles

May 9, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Julian Thomson’s resignation comes amid recent changes in the company.

Julian Thomson joined Jaguar after working at Lotus, Ford and Volkswagen. In 2019, he replaced Jaguar chief designer Ian Callum. Now Jaguar’s chief designer, Julian Thomson, is leaving the brand as the brand heads into a new future as an all-electric company. According to Jaguar Land Rover, the top manager will leave the company at the end of May.

“I would like to thank Julian for his tremendous work, leadership, dedication and significant contribution, and wish him every success for the future,” JLR CEO Thierry Ballor said in a statement.

The company did not say where Thomson will go.

In February, Bollor announced that future Jaguar models will be built exclusively on an all-electric architecture as part of his new business plan, Reimagine.

Thomson’s departure comes after former Land Rover design chief Jerry McGovern was promoted to design curator for the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in November.