Renault Alpine has announced the creation of an advisory board. The move comes as the firm continues with its preparations to resurrect the Alpine brand with a car co-developed with Caterham, under a new company called Societe des Automobiles Alpine Caterham.
Renault’s Chief Operating Officer Carlos Tavares will chair the new advisory board, which is charged with advising the senior management of both Renault and Societe des Automobiles Alpine Caterham regarding the brand’s positioning and the launch of its new sports car.
The members of the new Alpine Advisory Board features a host of dealers who have been involved with the Alpine brand in the past.
Also on the list are names including Bernard Darniche, who was a member of the Alpine rally team that won the inaugural World Rally Championship for Manufacturers in 1973, and Michele Mouton, who was an Alpine rally driver from 1974 until 1977 and is now the FIA’s Manager in the WRC.
A number of members of the current Renault board will also be part of the Alpine advisory team, including Philippe Klein, the Executive Vice President of Product Planning; Christian Pouillaude, the Brand Director for Renault, and new CEO of Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham, Bernard Ollivier.
The advisory board plans to meet twice a year, with the first meeting to be held in a few weeks’ time.