Rogers, who’s worked at Jaguar and Land Rover for 30 years in a variety of engineering, manufacturing and product delivery roles, gets a seat on the Jaguar Land Rover board and will report directly to CEO Dr Ralf Speth.
Speaking about Rogers’ appointment, Dr Speth said: “Dr Ziebart joined Jaguar Land Rover in July 2013 and has led the engineering team through a period of continued growth as we have expanded our product range.
“I would like to thank Wolfgang for his stewardship, counsel and advice through this period and I look forward to his on-going involvement with the business.”
Dr Ziebart is not leaving JLR though – he’ll still be involved with technology development, using experience from both helping transform JLR’s engineering division and also from his 23 years at BMW Group: cars developed under his watch include the E46 BMW 3 Series.
Rogers has most recently led development of the new all-aluminium Range Rover and Range Rover Sport line-up, both cars widely considered among the best cars Jaguar Land Rover produces.