Nick Rogers - JLR engineering directorJaguar Land Rover has appointed Nick Rogers as its new engineering director, effective from April 2015. He succeeds Dr Wolfgang Ziebart. 

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.