Best of British: The Brit List 2014

The Brit List 2014
4 Jun, 2014 9:00am

Homegrown talent is shaping the car industry globally, and we reveal 2014’s top 50 British movers and shakers

The full Best of British top 50 list

1. STEVE ODELL                                                                                 

Ford – president Europe, Middle East and Africa                           

2. MIKE MANLEY                                                                                

Chrysler – president and chief executive, Jeep

3. ALAN BATEY                                                                                

General Motors – executive vice-president, president North America

4. TREVOR MANN                                                                               

Nissan - joint chief operating officer, chief performance officer

5. JOHN FLEMING                                                                                         

Ford – vice-president global manufacturing                                    

6. DUNCAN ALDRED                                                     

General Motors - vice-president Buick and GMC

7. PHIL POPHAM                                                                                

Jaguar Land Rover – group marketing director

8. MORAY CALLUM                                                                                

Ford – vice-president design 

9. RON DENNIS                                                              

McLaren – chairman McLaren Group & Automotive

10. ADRIAN HALLMARK                                                                       

Jaguar Land Rover – group strategy director

11. IAN CALLUM                                                                                

Jaguar Land Rover – director design, Jaguar

12. PAUL MASCARENAS

Ford – chief technical officer, vice president research and innovation

13. ALLAN RUSHFORTH                                                              

Hyundai – vice president Hyundai Motor Europe

14. GERRY McGOVERN                                                     

Jaguar Land Rover – director design, Land Rover

15. PAUL WILLCOX                                                                       

Nissan – chairman Nissan Europe

16. MARTIN SMITH

Ford – vice-president design Ford of Europe                          

17. MARK OVENDEN

Ford of Britain – chairman and managing director

18. BERNIE ECCLESTONE                                                     

F1 Group – chief executive

19. MARK ADAMS                                                                                

General Motors – vice-president design GM Europe                                   

20. JOE BAKAJ

Ford – vice-president engineering Ford of Europe

21. KEVIN ROSE

Bentley – sales and marketing director

22. CHRISTIAN HORNER

Infiniti Red Bull Racing – team principal

23. SIMON THOMAS                                            

Volkswagen – head of global marketing

24. STEVEN ARMSTRONG

Ford – president South America

25. GRAHAM HOARE                                                                                

Ford – director of global vehicle evaluation and verification

26. PETER HORBURY                                                                                

Geely – vice-president design Geely Cars

27. RICHARD PALMER

Fiat Group Automobiles – chief financial officer

28. ANDY GOSS                                                                       

Jaguar Land Rover – sales operations director

29. NIGEL STEIN

GKN – chief executive

30. PETER THOM

General Motors – vice-president manufacturing GM Europe

31. MARK SUTCLIFFE

Renault-Nissan Alliance – vice president supply chain management

32. TIM TOZER

General Motors – chairman and managing director Vauxhall

33. TONY LAYDEN

Nissan – vice-president supply chain management

34. ADRIAN NEWEY

Infiniti Red Bull Racing – chief technical officer

35. JULIAN BLISSETT

General Motors – vice-president Shanghai GM

36. MICHAEL COLE

Kia Motors Europe – chief operating officer

37. COLIN LAWTHER

Nissan – vice president, manufacturing and supply chain management Europe

38. TIM ZIMMERMAN

General Motors – president South East Asia region

39. LINDA JACKSON

PSA Peugeot Citroen – chief executive Citroen brand

40. PHIL WARING                                                                                

Mazda Motors Europe – chief operating officer

41. KEN GREGOR

Jaguar Land Rover – chief financial officer

42. PAUL WILLIS

Volkswagen Group UK - managing director

43. JON GOODMAN                                                     

PSA Peugeot Citroen – vice-president communications

44. IAN HOWELLS

Honda – senior vice president Honda Motor Europe

45. PHILIP ROSS

Honda – senior vice president Honda Motor Europe

46. TIM ABBOTT

BMW – managing director BMW UK, president SMMT

47. STEPHEN NORMAN

PSA Peugeot Citroen – vice president group marketing communication

48. FIONA PARGETER

Jaguar Land Rover – head of global communications

49. SIMON SPROULE

Tesla – vice-president marketing and communications

50. GARY SAVAGE

Mercedes Benz UK – chief executive officer

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I wonder if Stephen Odell is number one because of his superior grasp of management speak. "Brits certainly over index". Do we? What on earth is it?

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