Dr Andy Palmer CMG
President and Group Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Palmer has been an Executive Director of the Group (as President and Group Chief
Executive Officer) since October 2014 and is the architect of the “Second Century” midterm
growth plan currently being executed by the Company. He is a British-born chartered
engineer, chartered manager and businessman with 40 years of experience in the
automotive industry, after starting his professional career as a 16-year-old apprentice at
Automotive Products Limited (UK).
Prior to joining Aston Martin Lagonda, Dr. Palmer held the position of Co-Chief Operating
Officer & Chief Planning Officer at Nissan Motor Co. (Japan) and was a member of the
Nissan Executive Committee. Dr. Palmer graduated from Warwick University (where he is
now an Industrial Professor) with a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Product Engineering in 1990,
an ADP from London Business School in 2002 and acquired a Doctorate (PhD) in
Engineering Management from Cranfield University in 2004. He also holds an Honorary
Doctorate (& Professorship) from Coventry University. Between Nissan and Automotive
Products, Palmer was Chief Engineer for Transmissions at Austin Rover Group.
Dr. Palmer was named a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) in
the 2014 New Year’s Honours List, in recognition of services to the British automotive
industry. He was also named a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2017. He
serves as an Honorary Group Captain with the RAF and holds various academic positions
at universities. He is a Non-Executive Director of Ashok Leyland. In 2012, Dr. Palmer was
recognised by Auto Express as the most senior Briton in the global automotive industry and
again in 2018 as the most influential person in the automotive industry over the past 30
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wilson joined Aston Martin Lagonda in June 2015 and is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. With a strong track record of senior automotive experience already accrued with McLaren Automotive and Lotus Car Ltd, Mr. Wilson joined Aston Martin Lagonda from the renewable energy insurer-Cube Underwriting, where he held the position of Chief Financial and Operating Officer.
Mr. Wilson reports directly to Dr. Palmer and is on the Executive Board.
Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer
Mr. Reichman joined Aston Martin Lagonda in 2005 and is the Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer responsible for design developments.
During his professional career he has held design roles at Ford, BMW, Land Rover, Rover Cars and Nissan. Prior to joining Aston Martin Lagonda, he was Design Director at Ford North America.
Mr. Reichman holds a BA in Industrial Design from Teesside University and an MDes in Vehicle Design from the Royal College of Art, London. In 2011, Mr. Reichman received an honorary doctorate from Teesside University.
Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Szwaj is Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. He joined Aston Martin Lagonda in December 2016. Mr. Szwaj is responsible for Aston Martin Lagonda’s global engineering operations and reports directly to Dr. Palmer.
Mr. Szwaj joined Aston Martin Lagonda from Maserati and Ferrari, where he served as Head of Innovation and Body Engineering. He has spent more than 25 years in the automotive industry and held management positions at BMW and Porsche as well as at Maserati and Ferrari.
Mr. Szwaj holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Design from Trinity College, Dublin.
Vice President and Chief Sales Officer
Mr. Lines joined Aston Martin Lagonda in 2001 and currently works as Vice President and Chief Sales Officer. Prior to this role, Mr. Lines was Vice President and Chief Planning Officer. Before joining Aston Martin Lagonda, Mr. Lines worked for BMW (U.K.) Manufacturing Limited.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Manchester and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Warwick Business School. Mr. Lines is also a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Sproule has been Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since November 2014. He is responsible for global marketing and communications for Aston Martin Lagonda worldwide. Prior to joining Aston Martin Lagonda, he served in senior executive positions for Tesla Motors and for Nissan Motor Company. He first joined Nissan in their North America operations in June 2003 from Jaguar, Land Rover, where he served as Chief Communications Officer in North America. Between 2009 and 2011, Mr. Sproule served as head of Global Communications for the Renault-Nissan Alliance, based in Paris.
With more than 22 years of auto industry experience, Mr. Sproule’s first position was with Ford Motor Company in the U.K. In 1998, Mr. Sproule moved to Ford’s global operations in Dearborn, Michigan followed by an appointment in 2000 leading communications in North America for Jaguar first, and from 2001 also for Aston Martin and Land Rover. Mr. Sproule holds a BSc from Kings College, University of London.
Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer. President of Aston Martin Racing
Mr. King joined Aston Martin Lagonda in May 1995 and currently serves as Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer. Between 1986 and 1995 he worked for Jaguar Cars Ltd. Mr. King holds a BTech in Automotive Engineering and Design from Loughborough University.
Vice President and Chief HR Officer
Mr. Kerr joined Aston Martin Lagonda as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in June 2014, after having held the same position at West Ham United FC since 2007. Mr. Kerr has previously held other human resources positions, including 12 years as Director at Aviva/Norwich. He graduated from the University of Hull with a BA in Special Studies.
Vice President – General Counsel and Company Secretary
Mr. Marecki joined Aston Martin Lagonda in July 2007 and is Vice President, General Counsel and Company Secretary. Prior to his current position, Mr. Marecki worked from 1988 until June 2007 for Ford Motor Company, latterly as the Assistant General Counsel, Environment and Safety. Mr. Marecki holds a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University.
Vice President and Chief Quality Officer
Mr. Humbert joined Aston Martin Lagonda in November 2007 and holds the position of Vice President and Chief Quality Officer. Before joining Aston Martin Lagonda, Mr. Humbert worked as the General Manager of Quality Assurance for Toyota Motor Manufacturing U.K. Mr. Humbert holds a Bachelor’s Degree (BEng) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Surrey.
Vice President and Chief Manufacturing Operations Officer
Mr. Stanton joined Aston Martin Lagonda in 2006 and currently works as the Vice President and Chief Manufacturing Operations Officer. Mr. Stanton has over 35 years’ experience in the automotive sector and previously held positions as Global Purchasing and Business Improvement Director for LDV and as Plant Operations Director for Ford Motor Company. Mr. Stanton studied at London City University Business School and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA).
Vice President and Chief Planning Officer
Ms. Rimmington joined Aston Martin Lagonda in November 2007 and holds the position of Vice President and Chief Planning Officer. Prior to this role, Ms. Rimmington was Director of Corporate Finance and Planning. Before joining Aston Martin Lagonda, Ms. Rimmington worked in management consulting and began her career as an engineer at Rover Group and Jaguar Land Rover.
Ms. Rimmington holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol and a Masters in Business Administration from Warwick Business School.
Director of Corporate Strategy
Mr. Freedman joined Aston Martin Lagonda in September 2010 as part of the Aston Martin Graduate Training Scheme. After joining the purchasing department, Mr. Freedman became a Senior Programme Manager in Design. In January 2017, Mr. Freedman started working directly for Dr. Palmer as his Technical Assistant, and now works as Director of Corporate Strategy, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Freedman graduated from Bath University, with a BSc (Hons) degree in Business Administration.