Executive Chairman

Lawrence Stroll, 

Executive Chairman, Aston Martin Lagonda

Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Observer on the Remuneration Committee

Lawrence Stroll became Executive Chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc in April 2020 after leading the Yew Tree Consortium investment in the Company.

 

Mr. Stroll began his career over 30 years ago when his family acquired the Pierre Cardin children’s wear licence for Canada. Shortly thereafter, he acquired the licence for Polo Ralph Lauren children’s wear in Canada and launched Polo Ralph Lauren men’s, women’s and children’s apparel throughout Europe under the company Poloco S.A. In 1989, Mr. Stroll and Mr. Chou formed Sportswear Holdings Limited to acquire Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, where Mr. Stroll served on the board of directors from 1992 to 2002 and was the company’s Co-Chairman from 1998 to 2002. Sportswear Holdings Limited also acquired Pepe Jeans London Corporation in 1991, of which Mr. Stroll was Group Chief Executive Officer from 1993 through 1998. Mr. Stroll also served as the Co-Chairman of Hackett Ltd., a major men’s clothing retailer and a subsidiary of Pepe, from 2007 until 2012. In 2003, Sportswear Holdings Limited acquired a majority interest in Michael Kors Holdings Limited, where Mr. Stroll served as Co-Chairman from 2003 to 2011, when Mr. Stroll and Mr. Chou led Michael Kors’ successful IPO, and continued as a director until 2014.

 

Mr Stroll has been an active investor in the automotive and motorsport sectors, leading a consortium to acquire the BWT Racing Point F1™ team in 2018, which has been rebranded as the Aston Martin Cognizant F1™ team from 2021.

Independent non-executive directors

Amedeo Felisa

Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Amedeo Felisa currently serves as Chairman of Atop S.p.A. where he served as Executive Chairman between April 2017 and September 2019 when the company was sold to IMA Group (Amedeo currently also acts as Senior Adviser to the Chairman of IMA Group). Amedeo is also currently a special advisor to the executive chairman and a member of the senior advisory board at Silk-Faw. Amedeo was the CEO of Ferrari S.p.A. from 2008 until June 2016 and prior to this from 2006 until 2008 he served as General Manager and Deputy General Manager of Ferrari. From 1996 until 2004 he was the General Manager of the Ferrari GT department, coordinating the product development, powertrains and vehicle departments of both Ferrari and Maserati with respect to the market positioning of the two brands.

 

In the 1990s, as a technical Senior Vice President of Ferrari, Amedeo oversaw the planning, coordination and management of the entire technical department, including defining new business model plans, supervising the development of both innovation and products and managing the product development teams, including ensuring employee growth. Prior to joining Ferrari, he was a product development team leader at Alfa Romeo S.p.A. Amedeo holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Milan Polytechnic University.

 

Robin Freestone

Independent Non-Executive Director. Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees

Robin Freestone joined the Board in February 2021. He has held a number of executive finance roles in the industrial sector with ICI (1985-1995), Henkel Ltd (CFO 1995-2000) and Amersham International (2000-2004) as well as in publishing with Pearson (2004-2015), nine-years of which were as CFO. He has wide non-executive director experience encompassing medical devices, on-line services, and luxury fashion. Mr Freestone was Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Cable & Wireless (2015-2016). He joined the Board of Smith and Nephew plc in 2015, has been Chair of the Audit Committee and is currently their Senior Independent Director. Having previously been Chair of the Audit Committee of MoneySupermarket.com (2015-2019), he is currently Chair of the Board and their Nomination Committee. He joined the Board of Capri Holdings Ltd (previously Michael Kors Holdings Ltd) in 2016 and is currently their Audit Committee Chair. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mr Freestone chairs the ICAEW’s Corporate Governance Committee and was previously Chair of ‘The 100 Group’ which represents the CFO’s of the FTSE 100. Mr Freestone holds a BA in Economics from the University of Manchester.

 

Natalie Massenet

Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of the Remuneration Committee

Natalie Massenet is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Imaginary Ventures, a capital firm focusing on innovations at the intersection of retail and technology. Imaginary Ventures invests in best-in-class brands, platforms and entrepreneurs that are actively changing how a new generation of consumers live, eat and shop. Natalie revolutionised luxury retail when she founded NET-A-PORTER in 1999 and subsequently, The Outnet and Mr Porter growing the group of brands into one of the world’s most influential fashion businesses operating across retail, media and publishing platforms and in the process shaping an extraordinary experience for the global luxury fashion consumer.

 

Natalie began her career as a journalist and fashion editor, working at WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) and Tatler before setting up Net-A-Porter. In 2016 she was made Dame Commander of the British Empire in recognition of her contributions to the UK fashion and retail industry. Natalie was also named as one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine.

 

Marigay McKee

Independent Non-Executive Director

Marigay McKee is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Fernbrook Capital Management LLC. Fernbrook invests globally in revenue-stage digitally-native brands and enterprise services, tools and software that power the consumer industry. Fernbrook is a female-led venture firm, with a diverse and inclusive group of portfolio company founders and management teams.

 

Marigay launched her career at Estée Lauder in Europe, subsequently joining Harrods as head of its beauty department. In her 14 years at Harrods, she spent the last six as Chief Merchant Officer. She developed and executed a strategic vision to make Harrods the gold standard for the exclusive launch of luxury and premium brands. Marigay was responsible for spotting the emerging brands, concepts, trends, and services that could challenge larger, more well-established brands. In 2013, Marigay was recruited to become the President of Saks Fifth Avenue. Through initiating a new branding, marketing and packaging strategy, and rebuilding Saks’ luxury launch platform for new and emerging and international brands entering the US market significant growth was delivered.

 

In 2015, Marigay formed a consultancy firm (MM Luxe Consulting) to deliver strategic retail advisory services for clients, including Related, Blackstone, Edens, and Value Retail. Marigay is currently also on the advisory council of EShopWorld, and the boards of both The Webster and The Shed.

 

Antony Sheriff

Senior Independent Director. Member of the Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nomination Committees

Antony Sheriff joined the Board in February 2021. He is an experienced automotive and luxury sector executive with a strong leadership track record at both Princess Yachts Limited (currently Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer) and McLaren Automotive Ltd. (where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from 2003 to 2013) where he created and built the sports car business. He previously held a number of executive positions at Fiat Auto S.p.A., from 1995 to 2003, and started his career at McKinsey & Company in 1988. Since 2014, Mr Sheriff has also held a number of non-executive and advisory positions with innovative start-ups in the automotive and aerospace businesses and is currently on the boards of Rivian Automotive Inc. and the renowned Italian design house, Pininfarina S.p.A., as well as serving as a board advisor to Rimac Automobili and Aeromobil. He holds a BS Engineering and BA Economics from Swarthmore College and a MS Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.

 

Anne Stevens

Independent Non-Executive Director. Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit and Risk and Nomination Committees. Workforce INED

Anne Stevens joined the Board in February 2021. She is an engineer who started her career in the chemical industry before moving to automotive with Ford (1990-2006) where she led a number of core manufacturing operations before taking broader regional responsibilities. She joined the Board of GKN in 2016 and was briefly interim CEO (2018) during the hostile takeover by Melrose plc. Ms Stevens has held a number of non-executive positions with Lockheed Martin (2002-2017) and with Anglo American, since 2012, where she currently chairs the Remuneration Committee. Ms Stevens holds a BSc in Engineering from Drexel University.

Shareholder representatives

Michael de Picciotto

Non-Executive Director (Yew Tree Representative). Observer on the Audit and Risk Committee

Michael de Picciotto joined the Board as a representative non-executive director of the Yew Tree Consortium in April 2020. Michael de Picciotto is Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Engel & Volkërs AG, a Hamburg-based real estate group founded in 1977, a position he has held since March 2016, having been an important shareholder in the firm since 2014. Mr de Picciotto started his career at RBC Dominion Securities, a global investment bank, in 1982 where he held several roles in Paris and London and was co-head of the Capital Markets department from 1986 to 1988.He then joined Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), a family owned Swiss private bank in London and Geneva where he worked for 27 years until 2015.

 

During that time, he held several senior leadership positions including being responsible for UBP’s global financial activities as well as treasury and trading and its London operations from 1990. Mr de Picciotto also served as a long-standing member of the Executive Board of Union Bancaire Privée and remains a shareholder in the bank. He studied at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales at the University of Lausanne.

 

Franz Reiner

Non-Executive Director (Mercedes-Benz AG Representative) Member of the Nomination Committee and Observer on the Audit and Risk and Remuneration Committees

Franz Reiner has been the CEO of Daimler Mobility AG since June 1, 2019. The company finances and leases every second vehicle delivered by Daimler. Under his management, Daimler Mobility has established itself viable for the future with its three core activities financial services, fleet management, and digital mobility solutions. As CEO of Daimler Mobility, Franz is leading the company into a future of flexible and sustainable mobility concepts as well as innovative and digital financing solutions of tomorrow.

 

Since joining Mercedes-Benz in 1992, the industrial engineer has held various positions, including Head of Sales & Marketing and Member of the Management Board for the private and corporate customer business of Mercedes-Benz Bank. In 2009, Franz was appointed to the Management Board of Daimler Mobility – initially responsible for the North and South America region, and from 2011 for the region Europe.

Executive Directors

Tobias Moers

Chief Executive Officer

Tobias Moers is Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc, having joined the Company in August 2020. Before joining Aston Martin, Mr Moers spent more than 25 years in senior roles at Daimler AG, the German-based global automotive OEM. He was Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, a position he held from October 2013. He was also acting Chief Technical Officer. He has an established a successful track record of implementing business transformation in a competitive environment. Mr Moers is an Industrial Engineer and earned his degree from the University of Applied Science, Offenburg.

 

Kenneth Gregor

Chief Financial Officer

Kenneth Gregor is Chief Financial Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc, having joined the Company in June 2020. Mr Gregor has over 20 years of automotive experience, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) for 11 years from 2008. Under his leadership, the finance group developed as a strong business partner to support the delivery of shareholder value and the company’s growth ambitions. Prior to his appointment as CFO, Mr. Gregor held a number financial control roles within JLR from 1997, before which he worked in investment banking for HSBC. Mr. Gregor holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Mathematics from the University of St. Andrews and an MBA from Cranfield University.