Mike Wright was appointed to the new position of Executive Director, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in December 2010, reporting to CEO – Dr Ralf Speth, a role created to focus on the development of corporate strategies to deliver the company’s growth ambitions. His direct responsibilities include leadership of Group Strategy; Global Financial Services; worldwide Government Affairs; Corporate & Social Responsibility and the new Special Operations division.
Mike Wright began his career in the automotive industry at Rover Triumph in 1975. He has held a variety of senior sales and marketing positions in a number of international markets - including four years in Germany - working at different times for Rover, Land Rover, Jaguar and Jaguar Land Rover under the ownership of BAe, BMW, Ford and now Tata.
In June 2014 he published an independent review of advanced manufacturing supply chain commissioned by the Labour Party. Mike is Chair of CBI West Midlands Council and the Advisory Board of Aston Business School. He is also a director of EEF Ltd, and an RSC governor.
One year on: assessing the state of the nation
"The rules of the game at The Battle of Ideas makes beating about the bush impossible. When you are given 5 minutes to make your point, you either say something essential, or you reveal that you have nothing really to say. This eliminates 'the unbearable lightness' of speculation that haunts public debate."
Albena Azmanova, social philosopher, political commentator and activist