Andy Palmer, Chief Planning Officer and Executive Vice President at Nissan, has been named in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Palmer was named a ‘Companion of The Order of St. Michael and St. George’ (CMG), which was awarded in recognition of his services to the British automotive industry.
The CMG award is presented to men and women who play an important but non-military role in a foreign country. Palmer joined Nissan back in 1991 and some of his career highlights include establishing partnerships between Infiniti and F1 team Red Bull and Nissan's alliance with Williams Advanced Engineering.
Back in 2012 Palmer was also honoured in annual Auto Express Brit List, where we named him as the most important Brit working in the car industry today.
"This award is a genuine surprise and I am humbled, honoured and extremely delighted to receive it. I would like to thank all the people of Nissan that have helped me achieve this,” said Palmer. “With 23 years at Nissan in the UK, I am immensely proud of all that we have achieved in making the UK a critical part of Nissan’s design, R&D and manufacturing operations.”